The Heat: Trade relations between US-China

The Heat

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a good conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday about bilateral trade and the upcoming G20 summit.

The leaders are expected to have face-to-face talks in Argentina later this month, in hopes of resolving major trade issues. Since July, The United States has imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods and China has responded with tariffs on $110 billion worth of U.S. goods.

China also cut import tariffs Thursday on nearly 1600 goods, in a move that’s expected to open up its economy and save consumers billions of dollars.

To discuss the status of the U.S.-China trade war:

  • Chen Chenchen is the deputy director of the Department of Macroeconomics at Renmin University.
  • Arthur Dong is a professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
  • Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas.
  • Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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