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US companies in China say they’ve been hurt by trade war

US companies in China say they’ve been hurt by trade war”

"For me it's absolutely clear that if someone, for example... the United States and President Trump, uses tariffs and taxation as a political instrument, tool for some different political reasons, it means that this confrontation can be really risky for the whole world, including the E.U.", Tusk said.

That prompted a reaction from Trump, who tweeted that existing 25% tariffs on some $250 billion in imports from China would rise to 30% on October 1, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Other trade-friendly Republicans, including Ohio Sen.

"So what does Pat Toomey want me to do?" Does he want me to say, let me put my hands up, China?

Gao said China had "ample" countermeasures to retaliate against the planned US tariffs, but talks in the current circumstances should focus on whether the tariffs could be cancelled.

But under Trump's "America First" agenda and global economic turmoil from his tariff wars, that historic unity is threatened.

China has repeatedly said it would have no choice but to retaliate if the United States followed through on its threat.

The yearlong standoff took a bleak turn Friday after Beijing introduced retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in goods and said it would reinstate levies on auto products.

There will be furrowed brows and concerns raised by those with a more traditional GOP ideological bent on trade, like Toomey and Johnson, but that's it.

Trump, speaking by phone to a farm trade show audience in Decatur, Illinois, said that he could do a "quick deal" with China to boost his 2020 re-election prospects.

Many Republicans find themselves in the same bucket as Florida Sen.

China's change in tone mirrored one Trump presented during the Group of Seven summit, when he said there had been two "very good" calls with China after negotiators reached out and expressed interest in a deal.

"Do I like tariffs as a matter of policy on any given day? No". He also demanded that American businesses cut ties with China.

In earlier rounds of escalation, Beijing had pledged to hit back at any USA tariff hike.

"We hope the USA would cancel new additional tariffs and prevent from escalating trade war", he said. Trump claims on Twitter and at his rallies that the economy is not slowing.

The deemed improvement in trade negotiations spurred investors to action.

The U.S. worldwide trade deficit in July stood at $72.3 billion, lower than expected and less than in June, as exports grew according to advance trade in goods data from the Census Bureau.

Senator Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, had told Politico: "There's no question that trade uncertainty is contributing to the slowdown".

In late July, Grassley told CNN he hoped to pass legislation to limit Section 232 authorities after Congress returns from August recess.

"But it's unclear what role the United States will play, and what the consequences of that might be", he said. I think most people do, except Trump.



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