The Heat: Trump on trade and Xi Jinping’s visit to the UAE

The Heat

U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s prepared to levy tariffs on all $505-billion of Chinese imports, calling it the “right thing to do” for the U.S..

President Trump made the comments during a television interview with the U.S. business channel, CNBC. To date, the U.S. has imposed tariffs on $34 billion Chinese products with Beijing reciprocating the same amount on American goods.

To discuss:

  • Qinduo Xu is a senior researcher at the Pangoal Institution.
  • Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
  • Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation.
  • David Smith is the Washington Bureau Chief for the British newspaper, The Guardian.

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