Trump Threatens Tougher Trade Deal with China if Reelected

Trump Threatens Tougher Trade Deal with China if Reelected

Trump Threatens Tougher Trade Deal with China if Reelected

A fresh wave of tariffs was imposed on a portion of US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods to the U.S. on Sunday.

Amid the latest round of tariff increases between the two countries last month, Trump blasted China in a Twitter thread in which he vowed to order all postal carriers to "SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!)".

"Think what happens to China when I win".

Chinese state media reported yesterday, meanwhile, that Republican Senators Steve Daines and David Perdue had met in Beijing with Vice Premier Liu He, China's top negotiator in the trade talks. Tariffs across the rest of that tranche will take effect at a rate of 15% on December 15.

Trump, in his tweet, said that his goal is to encourage American companies towards alternate suppliers and reduce the country's reliance on China. Deal would get MUCH TOUGHER!' the president tweeted. He said he's certain China would "love to be dealing with a new administration".

"We are doing very well in our negotiations with China", Trump wrote in a tweet, adding that Beijing could not afford to drag its feet in talks given the damage that USA tariffs were inflicting on companies and jobs in China.

Mr Trump went ahead with tariffs on Sunday, doubling down on a strategy that seems to be having the opposite of the desired effect.

Editor's Note: The economic and trade frictions initiated and escalated by some in the United States have seriously violated the World Trade Organization rules and undermined the global rule of law and worldwide trade order.

The G20 summit ended with the us and China agreeing to restart trade talks, as the countries also agreed to hold off on imposing any new tariffs as talks resume.

The US and some experts have pointed out China's counter-measure to retaliate in tariffs on US goods imported into China as an act that is also, done without the approval from the WTO.

More tariffs will be implemented on December 15, but more than two thirds of China-made shoes were hit on September 1.

Mounting business and farm group opposition threaten President Trump in key constituencies for the 2020 elections.

"For all of the "geniuses" out there, many who have been in other administrations and "taken to the cleaners" by China, that want me to get together with the European Union and others to go after China trade practices remember, the European Union and all treat us very unfairly on trade also".

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