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Can We Prevent A Full-Blown Trade War
2018-05-15 14:35:00

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Can We Prevent A Full-Blown Trade War

Speech Delivered at CF40-PIIE Conference

Yu Yongding

 

On March 8, President Trump fired the first shot of a trade war by threatening to impose 25 percent of tariff on steel imports.

On March 22, the Trump administration released the report of Section 301 investigation into China’s trade practices, and on the same day President Trump signed a memo slapping China with tariffs on some1300 Chinese products, totaling about $50 billion.

On April 4, US Trade Representative (USTR) published the list of 1333 Chinese products of $50 billion that will be subject to the additional 25% tariffs.

On April 16, US Ministry of Commerce declared a ban on U.S. companies selling goods and software to Chinese telecommunication equipment maker ZTE for 7 years.

Trade friction has been a serious problem between China and the US for long time. But few people had expected that the friction would escalate to a trade war. So how did we get to this point, and can we turn back before it’s too late? This is the biggest question currently we are facing.


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