China urges United States to keep promise on trade issues

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The United States Trade Representative's Section 301 investigation also identified four of China's aggressive technology policies that put 44 million American technology jobs at risk including: forced technology transfer; requiring licensing at less than economic value; Chinese state-directed acquisition of sensitive United States technology for strategic purposes; and outright cyber theft. "No matter what measures the US will take, China is confident and capable of defending our national interests", the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

"We're putting the trade war on hold", Mnuchin said at the close of those meetings on May 20. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to meet with officials in Beijing on June 2-4 to continue negotiations. China's Foreign Ministry referred questions to the Commerce Ministry, which did not reply to a fax seeking comment.

"Rrelations, every time a country does an about face and contradicts itself, it's another blow to, and a squandering of, its reputation", Hua said. China has already pledged to retaliate against the 25pc tariffs. "We will definitely take forceful measures to defend our legitimate interests". But the US has yet to publish a list of targeted products for the $100 billion, and the White House statement on Tuesday made no reference to the second potential tranche of duties. "The final list of covered imports will be announced by June 15, 2018". Of the more than a million foreign students who enrolled at universities in the U.S. in 2016-17 over 3.50 lakhs or about 35 per cent, were Chinese, the Open Doors study by the Institute of International Education, a non-profit organisation supported by the USA government, said. The United States had wanted China's trade surplus with America to shrink by $200 billion in two years, a figure seen as fanciful by most economists and trade experts.

While US tariffs would have a direct impact on China's economy, such uncertainty would likely have an even greater indirect impact as it came to affect consumption, investment confidence and financial markets, he explained.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is moving to finalize trade sanctions against China even as a United States delegation is set to travel to Beijing for talks to resolve the dispute.

Trump has moved this year to increase trade pressure on Beijing.

"I wouldn't say we are in favor of, specifically, export controls, investment restrictions", Zarit said at a news conference.

However, US firms want equal treatment "and this seems to be one of the ways to do that", he said.

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The Chinese government on Wednesday lashed out at Washington's unexpected statement on pressing ahead with tariffs and restrictions on investments by Chinese companies, saying it was ready to fight back if Washington was looking to ignite a trade war.

Foreign companies are frustrated by a system that requires them to wait for Chinese regulators to declare individual lines of business open to them.

"As a White House adviser, Ivanka has represented the United States at multiple diplomatic events despite the potential conflicts her business interests present", CREW stated on its website.

"When it comes to global relations, every time a country does an about face and contradicts itself, it's another blow to, and a squandering of, its reputation", Hua said.

Some of the irresolution comes from lasting divisions within Trump's team, which have complicated trade talks from the start.

Trump also said a deal to ease sanctions on the Chinese tech giant ZTE would be forthcoming.

Trump said last Friday he had reached a deal to keep ZTE running, rolling back some penalties in exchange for security guarantees - infuriating Democrats and some in his own party.

In return, the Commerce Department lifted a seven-year ban on ZTE's purchase of US components that it imposed earlier in May.

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