United Nations trade official has warned a US plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods next month would have massive implications for the global economy. The US plans to increase tariffs on Chinese goods if the two sides fail to make progress on a trade deal by 1 March.
Oil prices surged in early trading on Monday after the United States and China agreed on a truce in their trade conflict and ahead of a meeting by producer club OPEC this week that is expected to result in a supply cut.
The trade dispute between the United States and China could well expand into other areas given the significant “ammunition” the two countries have, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday.
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.