White House adviser warns China 'better not underestimate' Trump on trade - global

White House adviser warns China 'better not underestimate' Trump on trade - global

Earlier, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump said the first lady was open to visiting James's new school and that the National Basketball Association star is "working to do good things".

China's decision to threaten $60 billion of USA goods marks the first time this year that Beijing has not tried to match Washington's tariffs dollar for dollar.

China has now either imposed or proposed tariffs on $110 billion in USA goods, representing the vast majority of China's annual imports of American products.

The US has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts over the past few months. It said the retaliatory duties of 25 percent, 20 percent, 10 percent or 5 percent on 5,207 products will be imposed "if the USA side persists in putting its tariff measures into effect".

Ditto for trade with Mexico-Canada.

But for the Chinese regime, Washington's demands mean that it should cease its efforts to move up the industrial and hi-tech ladder and take a subservient position in relation to the United States, something which it regards as intolerable.

In a statement, the Commerce Ministry said China could add duties of 5, 10, 20 or 25 percent on 5,207 types of USA imports.

The president repeatedly mentions the United States trade deficit when talking about trade fights with China, the European Union, and Canada. He told trade officials this week to consider raising that to 25 percent.

The tensions are also having an impact on trade flows. This has occurred in spite of Huawei being nearly entirely absent from the American market.

Liu said China's move is aiming to offset potential negative influences on domestic economic growth and stabilize market sentiment. "They are really hurting their economy". Beijing accused the United States of starting a trade war. The step is reportedly being considered by the White House in order to narrow the trade deficit between the USA and China. That escalation is likely to continue into September, when those tariffs are supposed to go into effect.

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Here Trump will prove flexible and eventually settle for minor adjustments in trade terms, just as he did with the South Korea trade pact earlier this year.

Trump made similar remarks at his two previous rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania earlier in the week when he also jabbed the "brilliant pundits" and the so-called geniuses who never understood that "people that were never happy with anybody until we came along" made up the heart of the economic nationalist movement that got him elected in 2016.

Chinese analysts were nevertheless expecting a protracted trade war. The deficit in goods trade with China also rose.

The current differences between the USA and Mexican positions in negotiations are otherwise not significant; should Trump drop his sunset demand, which he will do when the timing for his domestic politics is appropriate - that is, just before or soon after the U.S. midterm elections - a deal with Mexico (and thereafter similarly with Canada) will be concluded quickly.

Washington has announced a further £12bn ($16bn) of Chinese products will be targeted in the coming weeks. Trump has imposed tariffs on certain goods imported from foreign countries, but the foreign countries do not pay those tariffs.

The so-called deal is merely verbal and indicate objectives the parties, USA and Europe, hope to maybe achieve, at some point undefined in the future. But in the meantime, foreign nations are imposing tariffs on some USA goods such as soybeans and whiskey.

While Trump has taken credit for new steel jobs created with the help of tariffs, retaliatory measures by Beijing and others have rattled United States soybean farmers and the many companies reliant on increasingly expensive steel as a raw material.

The so-called trade war with NAFTA and Europe is still phony. But there are major obstacles in the way of further negotiations.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders countered by telling reporters today that "instead of retaliating, China should address longstanding concerns about its unfair trading practices".

U.S. spirits and wine giant Brown-Forman has said it will increase the price of Jack Daniel's and other whiskeys in some European countries, according to media reports. "So we'll have a united front against China".