In Trump’s trade war with China, Latin America is especially vulnerable


U.S. President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets posted on the morning of May 14, said the United States economy was well-positioned to succeed despite the trade dispute with China. "But I've heard some of them say they don't want to give Trump a win". "You can also buy from a non-Tariffed country instead of China", he continued. The great interconnectedness of our economies means that if China "loses", we do, too-and vice versa.

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The statement follows the Chinese announcement on 13 May of its decision to hike tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. imports starting in June. The latter backed out from a few of its promises, inviting further tariff hikes. A main issue that the USA has demanded that China address is intellectual property theft by Chinese companies.

"In the Sino-US trade war, the US side fights because of greed and arrogance", read a Monday op-ed by the Global Times, published on Xinhua News.

Also Tuesday, China's tightly controlled social media were filled with comments lambasting Washington following weeks of little online discussion of the dispute.

President Trump told reporters on May 13 that he would meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan in June, adding that he expected it would be a "fruitful meeting".

"The president has made it clear that this administration will do what it takes to keep America safe and prosperous, and to protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services in the United States", the White House said in a statement.

President Donald Trump past year slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from China and a number of other nations, invoking a rarely used provision of a 1962 law to claim that the foreign metals posed a threat to USA national security.

Trump said he could make a deal with Beijing now, but said he would not be burned again and criticised China for last-minute attempts to renegotiate.

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Trump wrote on Twitter that farmers would be "one of the biggest beneficiaries" of his trade policies.

Despite no sign of a deal or a date for more talks, "no escalation in tensions was good enough of a reason for investors to return to buying stocks", said Moya. After all, persistent trade deficits can cause problems - this is what Ben Bernanke was talking about a few years ago when he warned about a "global savings glut" that had pushed the US into unemployment-fueling trade deficits.

Prior to the trade dispute, China was a major buyer of USA soybeans grown in heartland states.

He noted that the United States purchased more products from China than China purchased from the United States, giving him an advantage.

Finished electronics have avoided the Trump administration's tariffs on goods imported from China, but soon that may not be the case. "In addition, USA manufacturers who compete with China can raise prices, too".

Exports to the USA, which account for roughly 20% of China's foreign shipments, have declined $26 billion over the last six months, according to High Frequency Economics. The data prompted suggestions Beijing will need to prop up economic growth with more government spending. "This goes back to what he said that first time he came down the escalator at Trump Tower".

Geng said China had shown sincerity by still sending a high level delegation to the United States for talks last week and that China has remained calm in the face of pressure.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement that President Donald Trump backed the decision to "prevent American technology from being used by foreign owned entities in ways that potentially undermine US national security or foreign policy interests".

Numerous products we buy from China could be bought from other countries, will this be a zero sum gain, no.