Does the US still want a “trade war”?China responded within 24 hours. Zhao Lijian’s statement is meaningful

2022-04-30 0 By

It has been more than three years since the United States launched a trade war against China, but the United States has failed to achieve its goals in the trade war.The US has been unable to de-link itself from China and promote the return of jobs. On the contrary, its own companies have been victimized, which has exacerbated problems in the global supply chain.Facts have once again proved that the US blindly provoking trade disputes with China will not address US concerns, but will only cost the US economy a lot. It will only end up hurting both sides.Although giving up the trade war with China is the right thing for the US to do, it seems that the US wants to keep the war going.According to Reuters, the head of the US Chamber of Commerce said that the US may consider new trade measures against China, including the possibility of continuing the so-called section 301 investigation against China.In other words, the United States is likely to continue to impose tariffs on Chinese products.In January 2020, after a long period of deliberation, China and the US formally signed the phase I economic and trade Agreement.Under the agreement, China will continue to buy more US goods and services in addition to its imports in 2017.China has since taken a number of steps to fulfill its obligations under the agreement, and is now 60 percent of the way there, but the United States is likely to slap tariffs on China for not meeting its commitments, according to the person familiar with the matter.The head of the US Chamber of Commerce said his group supports continued talks between China and the US, and that the US should demand that China continue to implement its agreement, but that if it fails to persuade China to buy more American goods during the talks, the US government could use more tools to respond to China.He revealed that the US government is considering all possible tools at its disposal and does not rule out continuing to launch section 301 investigations against China.But he stressed that the chamber does not support the tools proposed by the U.S. and that any action the administration takes against China must be discussed with the U.S. business community and other Allies.In addition, he said that according to his current consultations with the US government, the actions taken by the US government in the short term will not have much to do with tariffs, because the US government has realized that the imposition of tariffs on China is bringing great pressure to the US and the US government must solve these problems.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has made a significant statement in less than 24 hours in response to suggestions that the United States may continue to fight a trade war with China.On February 10, Zhao Lijian said that China has always maintained that the two sides should properly solve problems in bilateral economic and trade relations in the spirit of mutual respect and equal consultation.Threats and pressure based on one’s own unilateral interests will not help solve the issue and can only undermine mutual trust and the atmosphere for dialogue and negotiation.Part of the information reference source: huanqiu