The announcement by Trump - which seemed to tear up an agreement reached only 10 days ago in Washington - is the latest twist in a trade dispute between the USA and China that has rattled financial markets for months and could threaten the broadest global upswing in years, according to the International Monetary Fund.
American companies still fret they'll get caught in the crossfire of a trade war between the US and China.
The possibility of inflamed trade tensions, coming just over a week after a trade war with China seemed unlikely, helped contribute to a tumble in United States markets.
China pressed the U.S.to give ZTE a break after the Commerce Department cut off the company from US suppliers to punish it for allegedly lying to American officials in a sanctions case. He said the two countries were in talks and had made "meaningful progress".
These actions were announced following a report of the Office of the US Trade Representative regarding China " s practices with respect to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation. Trump shot back with a threat of up to $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S.
"Every flip-flop and U-turn of a country will be simply depleting and squandering its own credibility", Hua said at a regular briefing.
Another casualty of the trade war, that's not even finished yet, is Trump's reputation or what's left of it.
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A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that under directions sent to USA embassies and consulates, Chinese graduate students would be limited to one-year visas if they are studying in certain fields, such as robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing, AP reported. "We will definitely take forceful measures to defend our legitimate interests".
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump had the potential to do more to correct China's "unfair" trade policies than any president has had but he must be strong, tough and consistent. The two countries have not yet implemented their tariff increases. And North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) discussions are still ongoing. If the president can't ensure that the promises he makes to Beijing won't be torpedoed by Congress, then why bother negotiating? -Chinese trade spat. China's main market index fell 2.5 percent and Japan's benchmark lost 1.5 percent.
Furthermore, the United States "will impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China containing industrially significant technology, including those related to the "Made in China 2025" program", the press service reported.
In the May 29 announcement, the Trump administration said it will release a final list by June 15 of imported products that would be subject to the tariffs. The dispute was initiated in March over Beijing's "discriminatory technology licensing requirements", the White House said.
Chinese officials have consistently said that they watch very carefully everything that Trump says about trade and do not dismiss anything as an idle threat. "Without a coherent strategy, it's hard to see the renewed commitment to threatening tariffs and investment restrictions as anything but more bluster and chaos", Neal said.
A crackdown of Chinese investment into "industrially significant technology".
It is ironic that one of Trump's most obvious vulnerabilities has nothing to do with China itself, or with the fact that some American companies are vulnerable to Beijing's retaliation in a tit-for-tat trade war.