Top Democratic group launches effort to attack Republicans over Trump's trade agenda

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President Trump has slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, provoking retaliatory measures by Canada, Mexico and USA allies in the European Union.

The EU Council President, Donald Tusk, appealed to China Monday in Beijing, and also to the U.S. and Russian Federation, to "avoid chaos, " just as Donald Trump's America has entered into a power struggle with his major trading partners.

Asked about Kudlow's comments, China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: "That the relevant United States official unexpectedly distorted the facts and made bogus accusations is shocking and beyond imagination".

Brookings reported that in comparison to the massive American and Chinese financial markets the amount of trade affected is at a moderate amount.

One of the hottest issues that China is facing today is the so-called "tariff" or "trade war" between the US.

"Price hikes caused by the increased tariffs would adversely affect these industries".

"A number of analysts have suggested that the impact of the Washington-Beijing trade conflict will be relatively muted on the Chinese economy, noting that exports to the U.S.do not hold a commanding presence in China's economic portfolio".

While there will be losses on both sides of the US-China trade war roiling the seafood sector at present, Dutch lender Rabobank says that Canada, Russia, Australia and others could benefit.

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New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau President Craig Ogden said retaliatory Chinese tariffs on USA pecans and new tariffs from Mexico on US cheese products are likely to hurt producers in New Mexico.

But the story won't end there.

The U.S. and China are locked in a trade war over American complaints that Chinese companies steal trade secrets and force U.S. firms to hand over technology in return for market access. "We're hurting those suppliers' inputs, and we're hurting the American companies that are working in China with intermediate goods from the USA and elsewhere to produce what they're producing".

The alliance seeks to conduct research on American political and economic trends, U.S. economic policies, and Sino-U.S. relations, specifically to gather intelligence on how to win the trade war.

Today, the WTO (World Trade Organization) is the principal forum for worldwide dialogue on promoting free trade by facilitating negotiations among member states for goods and intellectual property. Since the USA has cited national security to invoke the tariffs, there is little the organisation can do.

China firmly believes that the authority and effectiveness of the multilateral trading system can be protected only by adhering to the global rules in the spirit of contract, Hua said. The United States' punitive trade tariffs were imposed after the USTR found evidence that China was directing companies to make investments in USA high-tech firms in order to steal technology critical to the regime's national interests. Opponents of the new trade restrictions lined up to vent as the Commerce Department held a hearing on whether auto imports pose a threat to US national security.

Sen. Ron Johnson said Wednesday that he has shared some of the trade war concerns with the President.

China is the largest importer of soybeans in the global community.

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