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Trump creating trouble for US firms
2018-03-30 14:40:00

IGT | Inside Global Trade
Policy Brief No. 201814
March 30, 2018

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Trump creating trouble for US firms

Editor's note: China has urged World Trade Organization members to uphold the multilateral trading system, and oppose the use of Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 by the United States as it severely violates WTO rules. Three experts share their views with China Daily on the developments and consequences of the Donald Trump administration's protectionist moves. Excerpts follow:

The trade conflict may be protracted
Su Qingyi, an associate researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


Generally speaking, how international trade would develop, now that China has been forced to take up the gauntlet thrown down by the Trump administration, mainly depends on the US. Once the US ceases fire and returns to the negotiating table, China would be more than happy to hold talks with it. With successful and fruitful negotiations, the ongoing trade conflict would be resolved. But if the US refuses to resolve the issue through dialogues, the trade conflict would most likely prolong to the agony of both sides.

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