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Chinese President Xi Jinping

China calls Trump’s newest trade attack ‘blackmail,’ says US ‘initiated a trade war’

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce called President Donald Trump's new request for an additional 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods "blackmail" and promised to response to trade restrictions of a proportional amount.
President Donald Trump

China is ramping up talk of a trade war, and it could come back to blow up in Trump’s face

China slammed President Donald Trump's decision to move forward with tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods and said the country was ready for a trade war. Analysts speculated that the sudden reversal by Trump could be a ploy to gain leverage in talks with China, but it could backfire.

China blasts Trump and escalates trade battle after he makes abrupt reversal on tariffs

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it was "surprised" with the White House's announcement that tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods would go forward but also called the move "somewhat expected."
President Donald Trump

Trump just made a move that looks set to reignite trade tensions with China

The White House announced Tuesday that it would move forward with trade restrictions, including tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, despite a preliminary deal with the Chinese government.
President Donald Trump

Trump is already backtracking on the China trade agreement, days after celebrating the deal

President Donald Trump is starting to backtrack on the China trade agreement just days after praising the deal. The reason is unclear but it may have to do with the breakdown of North Korea summit talks and the heavy criticism of the deal from both parties.
Sens. John Cornyn and Chuck Schumer

A bipartisan group of senators warn Trump not to blow it in trade negotiations with China

A group of 27 senators, both Republican and Democrat, sent a letter to top Trump officials on Tuesday requesting caution during trade negotiations with China. The lawmakers specifically warned against loosening export controls on key US technologies since doing so could help boost China's military.
A cell phone manufactured by ZTE, China's number-two smartphone maker, is seen on a store shelf.

The Trump administration is closing in on a deal to ease sanctions on Chinese tech giant ZTE

The Trump administration is nearing a deal to lift sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE in exchange for major shake-ups at the highest levels of the company according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal would come after weeks of negotiations over the US crackdown on ZTE.
President Donald Trump

Trump appears to backtrack on sanctions relief for Chinese tech giant ZTE amid escalating concerns

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that "nothing has happened with ZTE" after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticized his apparent decision to walk back sanctions against the Chinese telecom giant.

We now know why Trump suddenly reversed course on sanctions against a Chinese tech giant

President Donald Trump's reversal of sanctions against Chinese telecom giant ZTE is part of a larger trade deal according to the Wall Street Journal. In exchange, the Chinese government will lower tariffs on imports of US agricultural products like pork and wine.

‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Bernie Sanders, Democrats blast Trump’s decision to back down on sanctions against Chinese tec...

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Rep. Adam Schiff, and other Democrats all blasted President Donald Trump's decision to reverse sanctions on Chinese telecom giant ZTE.