US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. The two men met in Buenos Aires after the G20 summit for their first talks since a trade war erupted this year.
An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communiqué, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S. It now seems that the next occasion will be in Buenos Aires in the framework of the G20 leaders summit when presidents Trump and Xi are expected to hold a bilateral meeting.
A trade war with China, the European Union and other trading partners is casting some doubts about the U.S. economic future, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday. And the longer it goes, the more potential harm it could cause, Powell told the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing about the Fed's monetary policy and the economy.
U.S. protectionism is self-defeating and a “symptom of paranoid delusions” that must not distract China from its path to modernization, Chinese state media said on Friday. China has stepped up its war of words with the United States since President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to hit US$ 200 billion of Chinese imports with 10% tariffs if China retaliates against his previous targeting of US$ 50 billion in imports.
The following editorial on the current US/China trade war was published by the official news agency Xinhua,
China responded forcefully in state media on Saturday after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said it would impose tariffs on US$50 billion of Chinese imports, but some commentary left room for further negotiations.
China said on Sunday it wouldn’t step up its purchases of United States products if President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to tax billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports. White House advisers insisted on fundamental changes in ties between the world’s two biggest economic powers.
The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. We are putting the trade war on hold, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday.