Trade War:US president Donald Trump mocks Chine

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Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday said the costs of his protracted trade war were falling squarely on China.Top-level negotiators are due to gather in Washington early next month while lower-level staff will meet in late September, according to officials on both sides. “China is eating the tariffs,” Trump said on Twitter, repeating his claim that higher duty rates meant Washington collected billions of dollars from the Asian economy, and not US importers.”China having worst year in decades. Talks happening, good for all!” Corporate earnings reports indicate American companies have been hit by rising tariffs and trade uncertainty. A report released this week said more than 10,000 job cuts announced last month stemmed from “trade difficulties”.
“China is eating the tariffs,” Trump said on Twitter, repeating his claim that higher duty rates meant Washington collected billions of dollars from the Asian economy, and not US importers. “China having worst year in decades. Talks happening, good for all!” Corporate earnings reports indicate American companies have been hit by rising tariffs and trade uncertainty. A report released this week said more than 10,000 job cuts announced last month stemmed from “trade difficulties.” Trade relations between the two economic powers deteriorated suddenly last month and US duties on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese goods are due to rise in October and December.

Trump in recent weeks has insisted that China’s slowing economy will pressure Beijing into cutting a deal favorable to the US. There are mounting signs the trade war has also begun to weigh on the US economy, however. Larry Kudlow, a top Trump economic adviser, told CNBC on Friday the face-to-face talks will resume in a calmer atmosphere despite steadily escalating tariffs.

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