Doubts on the rise about the US-China ceasefire

Doubts on the rise about the US-China ceasefire

Doubts on the rise about the US-China ceasefire

Otherwise, China - which has been incredibly protective of its own domestic auto industry, and probably doesn't want competition from other countries - could create a special tariff line in its itemized tariff system, meaning it would invent a new line that would only specifically apply to autos produced in the U.S.

Trump raised the stakes on those pledges, saying in a tweet that he expects China to start buying more agricultural products "immediately".

President Donald Trump's advisers are scrambling to explain a trade deal he claimed he'd struck with China to reduce tariffs on US cars exported to the country-an agreement that doesn't exist on paper and still hasn't been confirmed in Beijing.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on Tuesday amid fears of an economic downturn, led by disappointing bank earnings and unresolved trade issues between the US and China.

U.S. president Donald Trump warned as part of a Tuesday tweetstorm that a trade deal with China could still fall through but said preliminary negotiations with Chinese -president Xi Jinping were encouraging. On top of that, as Hudson Institute senior fellow John Lee wrote for CNN, backing down on protectionism, IP theft and forced technology transfers could well force Xi to scale down his ambitions for Chinese economic development.

Trump said he and Xi "are the only two people that can bring about massive and very positive change, on trade and far beyond, between our two great Nations".

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Beijing's decision to keep things vague, for now, may reflect a desire to avoid being seen as having capitulated under pressure - the sides have 90 days to reach a deal - or may be a hedge against Trump's unpredictability, analysts said. "It will always be the best way to max out our economic power", he said on Tuesday. In a 1990 interview with Playboy, the then real-estate investor said imposing tariffs on Japanese cars would be the first order of business if he ever won the presidency.

Following the Trump-Xi talks, which took place over dinner at the end of the G20 summit, Washington agreed to hold off on Trump's threat to slap 25 per cent tariffs on United States dollars 200 billion worth of Chinese goods from January 1, leaving them at the current 10 per cent rate.

There are significant differences between the two governments over what was agreed at the dinner, according to a side-by-side comparison of their post-meeting statements prepared by Bloomberg.

So far, Trump administration officials have offered tempered optimism on China's ability to move ahead with verbal commitments following years of broken promises.

While the the negotiations are held over the next three months, the tariffs on $360 billion worth of goods flowing between the two countries will also remain in place.

As such, Trump was keen to reassure U.S. farmers that the negotiations with China would benefit them.

The negotiations for a final agreement have already begun, Kudlow said.

Wang added that the two also agreed to open markets to each other, and that China will work to gradually resolve U.S. concerns in the process of further opening-up.

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