Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Money | By Arnold Ball

Contrasting Chinese, US statements on trade war agreement

Contrasting Chinese, US statements on trade war agreement

But he tweeted that "at some time in the future", Xi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and he "will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race".

Instead, the two sides are to negotiate over USA complaints about China's trade practices, notably that it has used predatory tactics to try to achieve supremacy in technology. Unless extended, they will end 90 days from the date of our wonderful and very warm dinner with President Xi in Argentina.

"China is supposed to start buying Agricultural product and more immediately", he tweeted.

Skepticism mounted Tuesday about President Trump's impromptu trade agreement with the president of China, as Mr. Trump threatened new penalties against Beijing if the deal falls through. "I am a Tariff Man". "It will always be the best way to max out our economic power", he said. The existing tariffs are already doing damage, the US Federal Reserve's rate rises and greatly-reduced purchases of US bonds and mortgages are draining stimulus from the economy and the impact of Trump's tax cuts is waning even as the legacy of those cuts and Trump's big surge in spending is showing up in swollen government debt and deficits.

Members of Trump's economic team continued to temper optimism about a deal Tuesday.

"Let the negotiations begin", Trump wrote on Tuesday.

The two leaders said they would hold off on imposing additional tariffs for 90 days starting December 1 while they seek a solution to their trade disputes.

Kudlow, director of the White House National Economic Council, also told reporters that he expects China will bring tariffs on autos imported from the "zero".

Trump said China had committed to buying large amounts of US agricultural products and completely removing all tariffs on US automobiles a huge shift from its current 40 per cent penalty although China hasn't confirmed this

The economic agreement US President Donald Trump said he reached with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday showed signs of unravelling on Tuesday, with the White House threatening new penalties against Beijing and multiple officials seeking to downplay expectations for an eventual deal.

Most particularly, one of the results of the G20 is that US President Donald Trump backtracked on plans of raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent starting from January 1, 2019, stressing the necessity of talks with Beijing and threatening to persist with his plans if they don't move any further.

"I've never heard that "immediately" commitment before", Kudlow said.

But the mood has quickly soured on scepticism that the two sides will be able to reach a substantive deal on a host of highly divisive issues within the 90-day negotiating period that was agreed.

"Relations with China have taken a BIG leap forward!"

As it was presented by Trump on Saturday, he and Xi had agreed that, in return for the USA deferring a foreshadowed increase in the rate of tariffs on $US200 billion of Chinese exports to the United States for 90 days, China would agree to purchase "very substantial" amounts of U.S. products "immediately".

"Every time we covered this kind of bilateral meeting we had no detailed information from the Chinese side", she said, adding that Chinese media were only allowed to publish the reports of state news agency Xinhua. "This agreement is a short-term alleviation of trade tensions, but we caution that this is a reprieve rather than a resolution".

And that person is President Trump. "A solution for North Korea is a great thing for China and ALL!"

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