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Beijing calls for early US-DPRK talks

China not trying to ‘replace America’ says foreign minister US trade gap rises to $56.6 billion, highest since 2008
Ellis Copeland | 09 March, 2018, 18:48

China's foreign minister Wang Yi called on the United States and North Korea to have talks as soon as possible.

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. Officials in China and European nations, whose industries would be hurt by the USA move, are warning this may not be the case. But the tariffs may be the first foray in the brewing American trade war with Beijing.

"China will of course make a proper and necessary response", said Wang at a news conference held during the annual meeting of China's legislature.

His administration has faced growing opposition to the tariffs from prominent congressional Republicans and business officials anxious about their potential impact on the economy.

"This conclusion is fundamentally wrong", Wang said adding on trade frictions between the two countries, war is never the right solution, as it will harm both the initiator as well as the target country in a globalized world.

"This is the aim of China's major country diplomacy in the new era", Wang said. USA imports from China of steel and aluminium make up a small proportion of its total imports from the world's second largest economy.

From a political standpoint, however, the gap has formed a statistical backdrop first to Trump's 2016 election campaign and now to his planned tariffs on steel and aluminum. At the same time, exports of consumer goods rose to a record $17.9 billion, while shipments of automotive vehicles and parts were the highest since July 2014.

China's exports surged in February while its politically sensitive trade surplus widened amid mounting tension with Washington.

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"Some Americans think that China wants to replace the US's global role, but that is a fundamental strategic misjudgement".

Boosted by a global trade boom, China's exports past year grew the fastest since 2013 and served as one of the key drivers behind the economy's forecast-beating 6.9 per cent expansion. In a tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said Washington asked for a $1 billion reduction.

Trump appeared to have bungled in the tweet, as he does all too often. Multiple media reports have indicated action on an investigation into Chinese IP theft and forced technology transfer, which analysts say would be more unsafe to global trade than the metals decision, is also ready to be announced at a moment's notice.

The U.S.is also moving to block more foreign investment, expressing concern at Chinese ownership in areas ranging from semiconductors and communications to financial services.

Despite elements of competition, China-US ties are defined more by partnership than rivalry, he added.

Cohn's resignation and the fear Trump will press ahead with restraints on trade have roiled global markets in recent days.

The US tariffs are expected to go into effect in two months, though economists see little immediate impact on China. United States workers operating in China have been known to abandon their phones and electronic devices and take a walk while discussing important business decisions. The Europeans would target United States products such as whiskey, peanut butter, orange juice and motorcycles in retaliation, which a worth about $3.5 billion in trade annually.

"Outside of the United States the sense that I have at the moment is that people are re-embracing free trade after a bit of a wobble - partly driven by the result of several elections", he said. Beijing retaliated by placing penalties on United States chicken.

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