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.
- 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.
Trump said that he is prepared to impose tariffs on all $500 billion worth of Chinese imports regardless of the implications it may have on the stock market or November’s midterm elections https://t.co/MS183Uh33X
— POLITICO (@politico) July 20, 2018
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a grand welcome ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on Friday, which features a UAE Air Force aerobatic display pic.twitter.com/6nv4srHi4e
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) July 20, 2018