China trade war hits $100 billion in goods

China says must

China has pledged to strike back at 650 different United States exports including hybrid electric and off road vehicles, dump trucks, asphalt, MRI machines and motorcycles, among other items on Thursday.

Beijing has denied USA allegations it systematically forces the unfair transfer of US technology and has said it adheres to World Trade Organization rules.

Trump, who has threatened to target all $500 billion in goods the United States imports from China, has made that same point, noting that Beijing can not continue to retaliate in kind since it imports less than $200 billion a year in American goods.

Economists reckon that every $100 billion of imports hit by tariffs would reduce global trade by around 0.5 percent.

Trump, who has threatened to target all $500 billion in goods the USA imports from China, has made that same point, noting that Beijing can not continue to retaliate in kind since it imports less than $200 billion a year in American goods.

The latest action completes the first round of duties on $50 billion in Chinese products that President Donald Trump targeted.

Trump administration officials have been divided over how hard to press Beijing, but the White House appears to believe it is winning the trade war as China's economy slows and its stock markets tumble.

"But if the trade war continues to escalate, from $50bn to $200bn to $500bn, then the blow to China's confidence will indeed be relatively large". If approved, the US consumers would be paying new taxes on a total of $250 billion worth of Chinese items-roughly equal to half of all China-to-U.S. trade past year.

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The new exchange of fire in the trade war between the two economic superpowers comes as officials from both countries hold talks in Washington over the dispute.

China also said it would lodge a complaint about the new American tariffs to the World Trade Organization, according to a Chinese Ministry of Commerce statement on its website.

"We hope the USA can make concerted efforts with China and follow a rational and practical attitude to earnestly seek good results", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular news briefing. Previous negotiations failed to produce any lasting deals, and President Donald Trump has suggested the current talks may not be much different. -China relations at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

The administration has already been forced to announce a $12 billion aid programme for farmers hurt by the trade row, as United States agricultural products, like soybeans, were an easy target for China and others. In response, the Chinese delegation could this week offer a private pledge not to let the currency weaken further as long as negotiations continue, said Derek Scissors, a China expert at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

Chinese authorities have said they will take "comprehensive measures", which companies worry could mean targeting operations of American businesses in China for disruption. That effort, however, has been resisted by other parts of the Trump administration and it is unclear whether they will be ready to be presented to the visiting Chinese delegation.

The trade war between rival economic powerhouses has escalated despite the meeting between United States and Chinese officials on Wednesday in Washington for a futile attempt to avert further economic clashes.

The initial list of USA demands presented to China in May included a call for a US$200 billion reduction in America's annual goods trade deficit with China by 2020 - which stood at about US$375 billion previous year - and an end to industrial policies that the USA claims violates global trading rules.

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