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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is set to go to Beijing this week to negotiate on how China might buy more American goods to reduce the huge U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, which past year totaled $375 billion. Trump is using trade negotiations to recoup the losses.

The US government has threatened to impose tariffs on $50bn of imports from China unless Beijing addresses the issue of the theft of American intellectual property, once again raising the prospect of a trade war.

In retaliation, China announced plans to impose new tariffs of 25 per cent worth United States dollars 50 billion on 106 American products including items like soybeans which could hurt American farmers.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is moving to finalize trade sanctions against China even as a U.S. delegation is set to travel to Beijing for talks to resolve the dispute. That inquiry provided the justification for punitive tariffs on US$50 billion worth of annual imports from China, which Trump announced last month. Financial markets, wary of a calamitous trade war, were relieved.

China did not commit to cut the gap by any specific amount.

CGTN's Jessica Stone spoke with Marc Ross on the latest trade actions between USA and China.

The paper makes note of USA government concerns over cybertheft, forced technology transfer and discriminatory industrial policies.

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. And on May 26, the president celebrated on Twitter that a deal had been struck, and ZTE would be allowed to import parts from the United States provided it paid a $1.3bn fine for past screw ups.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense banned all smartphones and mobile modems from Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei on all U.S. military bases worldwide.

Many experts and USA companies, however, warn that China's efforts to protect its high-tech industries and capture US technology represent the larger threat.

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Photo: US Department of State. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat.

Trump's team, meanwhile, has hit an impasse with Canada and Mexico on negotiations over NAFTA. This was a "win-win" because it would reduce the trade deficit while providing high-quality products that Chinese consumers need, he said.

But the talks are running into the complications of Mexican elections in July and the US midterm elections in November along with a dispute over rules for vehicle production.

The visa change was signaled in the National Security Strategy report that the Trump administration issued in December. Not only this but also White House has announced that it will limit the investment of China. But he expects the president to continue to press for a better deal with China.

She said that in worldwide relations, going back on one's word is a loss and squandering of the credibility of one's country.

"Beijing's regulatory barriers, localisation requirements, labor abuses, theft of trade secrets and counterfeiting of designs, anti-competitive "Made in China 2025" policy and many other unfair trade practices threaten America's ability to compete both in China and with China around the world", Pelosi said. His attempts to push Kim toward denuclearization have required the cooperation of China, something the president acknowledged to reporters earlier in the week.

"As President Trump said we lost the trade war long ago..."

"I'm also thinking about what they're doing to help us with peace with North Korea".

"People to people exchanges constitutes important foundation in global relations", Hua said.

"We have recently seen a surge in trademark filings by unrelated third parties trying to capitalise on the name and it is our responsibility to diligently protect our trademark". "Can't tell you exactly how or why, but it always does".


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