China Hits Back After US Imposed Tariffs Worth $34bn

China Hits Back After US Imposed Tariffs Worth $34bn

China's ruling Communist Party has insisted on making changes at its own pace while sticking to state-directed technology development seen as the path to prosperity and global influence.

The US on Friday slapped tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports to combat what is says are the country's unfair trade practices. It accused the United States of "typical trade bullying".

After weeks of bellicose statements, Trump officials were silent when China answered USA tariffs on Friday with measures that threaten soybean and other agricultural exports in farm states vital to Republican chances of keeping their majorities in the House and Senate.

The dispute has roiled financial markets including stocks, currencies and the global trade of commodities from soybeans to coal in recent weeks. "You start a process, which will cause pain to the United States, and to China, when you have everything rolling in the economy".

Trump needs to be careful that he doesn't go too far and cross a red line and he's very close to doing that right now. "After the USA activated its tariff measures against China, China's measures against the U.S. took effect immediately", Lu Kang said, though he did not elaborate on the details of the measures.

The agency said yesterday that tariffs on United States products will take effect immediately after U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods kick in. It's also bigger than the $506 billion of goods that the United States imported from China past year.

"If we lose that, my son will spend the rest of his lifetime trying to get that back", he said.

"If the status-quo is prolonged, it will have a long lasting negative impact on free and fair trade between our nations as companies affected will begin to look for alternative sources to fulfill their product needs".

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Despite three rounds of negotiations between the two sides, including a Chinese pledge to significantly increase purchases of American products, Trump chose to go ahead with the tariffs.

And despite dire warnings about the impact on the US, Trump believes the robust American economy can outlast its rivals in the current battle.

Previously, the White House had limited tariffs to an additional $200 billion of imports from China. Warner said pig producers will likely feel the effect of the new tariff, though it's not yet clear exactly how.

Other analysts added the political relationship between Washington and Beijing is expected to worsen, possibly affecting security policy in Asia, as the United States and China have been at odds over Taiwan and the South China Sea.

"The Trump administration also believes that at least starting a trade war is in its interests; the U.S. economy is strong enough to endure a crimp in trade, the president's domestic political standing is as strong as ever amongst Republicans, and pushing China hard on trade may help restore USA credibility on other issues", he added. Though still positive, companies' confidence fell to the lowest level since August.

"Our view is that trade war is never a solution", Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told reporters in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, after meeting his counterpart. Both countries have warned that more tariffs could come soon.

But reaching a deal that's palatable to both sides will be tough.

In the latest sign that the risk of penalties is hitting trade, a vessel carrying USA coal heading for China switched its destination to Singapore. And where prices don't rise, they may actually collapse when the production that was meant for export ends up getting dumped in the domestic economy instead.

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