China tariffs dispute gathers momentum stoking further fears of a trade war

China tariffs dispute gathers momentum stoking further fears of a trade war

China tariffs dispute gathers momentum stoking further fears of a trade war

But things looked worse at the end of last week, when Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.

The Chinese Communist Party´s official newspaper described USA trade policies as a populist tilt by Trump ahead of the US mid-term elections, but that the steps would ultimately end up hurting US consumers through higher prices.

Xi's renewed pledges to open up the auto sector come after Trump on Monday criticised China on Twitter for maintaining 25 percent auto import tariffs compared to the United States' 2.5 percent duties, calling such a relationship with China not free trade but "stupid trade". -China tariffs will escalate into a full-scale trade war that would threaten global growth.

While India maintains a trade deficit with China, the surplus it generates from the export of goods to the USA is not large enough for the United States to worry.

But Reuters reported that Beijing's appears "aimed at inflicting political damage" by targeting market sectors based in parts of the USA from which the president draws his support.

The trade war between the U.S. and China continues. "China´s reaction to Mr. Trump´s legitimate defence of the American homeland has been a Great Wall of denial despite incontrovertible evidence of Beijing´s illicit and protectionist behaviours", White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said in a commentary in the Financial Times on Monday. China responded in-kind, announcing their own 25% tariff on about $50 billion of additional US products including soybeans, cars, and chemicals. However, Trump said he was not anxious about the markets because he believes the United States will benefit in the long term.

Xi's choice of vehicles as a specific product class was telling as a message to Trump; the US president used precisely the example of Chinese tariffs on cars in voicing his grievances about Chinese trade practices.

China has said the timing of the imposition of its tariffs will depend on Washington's future actions.

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Chinese equities make up the biggest proportion, at almost 25pc, of the $1.1bn Asian Growth strategy at Janus Henderson Investors. That was a fraction of the number of cars the US exported to China: 267,000 passenger vehicles worth $9.9 billion. The U.S. semiconductor industry relies on China for about a quarter of its revenue.

Oil markets rose sharply on hopes that the trade dispute may be resolved without greater damage to the global economy.

China just a day earlier announced tariffs of 25% on 106 products from the U.S., including aircraft, automobiles, soybeans and chemicals.

Trump, of course, was warned that this would happen by virtually everyone, most notably his former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, who finally quit in frustration last month, when it became clear that his cautionary tale about trade wars being lose-lose situations was not penetrating Donald's skull.

"We're cautiously bullish here", said Dan Hussey, a market strategist at RJO Futures in Chicago.

The U.S. targeted products that benefit from Chinese industrial policy, including its "Made in China 2025" initiative to replace advanced technology imports with domestic products in strategic industries such as advanced IT and robotics.

"In the world´s perception, the U.S.is overshadowed by an anxiety disorder and is very keen to show its anxiety", the newspaper said.

On Friday, China launched a World Trade Organization complaint against the United States, triggering a 60-day deadline for the two countries to settle the matter.

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