US China trade war timeline: China states No Winners in a Trade War

US China trade war timeline

Editor: Philip Ragner | Tactical Investor

US China trade war timeline

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US China trade war timeline: Tryings Times ahead

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to reject protectionism.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also warned of the impact that tariff threats by US President Donald Trump would have on developing countries.

They were speaking at a three-day meeting of BRICS leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The BRICS countries comprise more than 40% of the global population but have never worked as a co-ordinated economic bloc.

“We should be resolute in rejecting unilateralism,” Xi said at the opening ceremony. “A global trade war should be rejected because there will be no winner.

“Unilateralism and protectionism are mounting, dealing a severe blow to multilateralism. China will continue to develop itself with its door wide open.” Full Story

US China trade war timeline: Geopolitical Unrest Imminent

There is little doubt that the most consequential geopolitical event this year is the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. A full-blown trade war between the two largest economies in the world is already in place with the most recent round of tariffs, with the United States imposing another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and China retaliating with a $60 billion round on U.S. goods.

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The following objectives have been suggested at various times: reducing the trade deficit with China (this seems to be Trump’s personal goal), stopping the “Made in China 2025” project, opening up China’s market, stopping China’s intellectual property rights violations, changing China’s state-capitalist system, and, finally, stopping China’s rise.

As the Chinese government has emphasized multiple times, China will decide the scope and pace of opening up in accordance with its own domestic interests and conditions.

The U.S. government clearly wants to have a fierce competition with China, and this is fine as long as competition does not become an outright confrontation. Things do not look bright at the moment as the Trump administration is ready to roll out a “holistic squeezing” strategy toward China. If not managed carefully by both sides, this fierce competition might drag the whole world into a new type of great power conflict. Full Story

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, July 25, said there would be “no winner” in any global trade war, in a direct warning to US President Donald Trump who has threatened to slap levies on all Chinese imports.

“A trade war should be rejected because there will be no winner,” Xi said at the opening of a BRICS summit of emerging economies in Johannesburg.

“Unilateralism and protectionism are mounting, dealing a severe blow to multilateralism and the multilateral trading regime,” he said, without mentioning the United States by name.

“We are facing a choice between cooperation and confrontation, between opening up and closed-door policy and between mutual benefit and a beggar-thy-neighbour approach.

US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports, complaining that China’s trade surplus with the US is due to unfair currency manipulation. Full Story


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