"The United States will impose a 25 per cent tariff on Dollars 50 billion of goods imported from China containing industrially significant technology, including those related to the "Made in China 2025" programme", the White House said in a statement.
Proposed investment restrictions will be announced by June 30 and also take effect at a later date. In particular, China's favoring of its own companies over foreign firms and its handling of intellectual property rights, or lack there of, with companies that do business on the mainland.
Trade talks on China and the North American Free Trade Agreement have hit stumbling blocks, posing a challenge for a president who vowed to make trade deals more equitable for the United States during his 2016 campaign and who famously tweeted that trade wars are "easy to win".
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A statement from the White House yesterday (29 May), said China has consistently taken advantage of the American economy with practices that undermine fair and reciprocal trade. In March, President Trump signaled his plans to put tariffs on Chinese-made goods. The United States had wanted China's trade surplus with America to shrink by $200 billion in two years, a figure seen as fanciful by most economists and trade experts.
The spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, declined to say whether Tuesday's announcement might disrupt plans for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to visit Beijing for talks starting Saturday. "China imposes much higher tariffs on USA exports than the United States imposes on China", the White House complained. However, the USA has yet to publish a list of target products for the $100 billion, and the White House statement makes no reference to the second potential tranche of duties.
The ministry said the White House tactical statement is both unexpected and within expectation.
He said: "While obviously more details are needed, this outline represents the kind of actions we have needed to take for a long time, but the president must stick with it and not bargain it away".
There are a few tactical reasons the Trump administration may have decided on Tuesday to go ahead with tariffs and investment restrictions.
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"Whatever measures the United States takes, China has the confidence, capability and experience to defend the interests of Chinese people and the core interests of the country", it said.
The tariff threat could still disrupt Ross's China talks.
Analysts in the United States suggested the newly confrontational stance also might be aimed at appeasing congressional critics of a deal the Trump administration made Friday that allowed Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp.to stay in business.
"The Chinese government is known for using their military's cyber capabilities to hack into private USA tech firms, stealing IP, then transferring the technology to state-run companies who profit from its development", he said.
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