USA following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner dine with Chinese officials

The trade tensions began with President Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the USA,. with China striking back with additional tariffs on 128 us products.

"We urge the United States to keep its promise", Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday, in reference to a joint statement released by the two countries after their latest round of negotiations. Officials in the Trump administration have sought to distance ZTE from the trade talks, but the president previously linked the two issues.

China said last month that it would respond to the USA tariff threat with similar measures on $50 billion of American exports, including aircraft, automobiles and soybeans.

A foreign ministry spokeswoman complained the US decision to renew a threat to raise duties on a $50 billion list of Chinese goods conflicts with an agreement in mid-May aimed at settling that dispute.

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The White House announcement said Tuesday it also would impose curbs on Chinese investment and purchases of high-tech exports.

After Trump's initial tariff threat, Beijing promised to retaliate in kind to any duties.

Ivanka Trump was granted five business trademarks in China earlier in May, just days before her father suddenly scrapped a United States technology ban imposed on Chinese telecom firm ZTE, according to government documents.

The United States will levy a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China, the White House announced on Tuesday, May 29. Trump shot back with a threat of up to $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. Yet if the two sides can't come to an agreement on the outline of the talks, Ross' trip could be scuttled, The Journal said.

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On Tuesday, American hog farmers sent out a plea calling on the administration to swiftly resolve disputes with China, saying that is costing producers billions of dollars in lost profits. "The Chinese government is known for using their military's cyber capabilities to hack into private USA tech firms, stealing IP, then transferring the technology to state-run companies who profit from its development", he said. The full list of products affected will be announced by June 15 and the tariffs will be implemented "shortly thereafter", according to the administration. The State Department said that under the new policy, USA consular officers may limit how long visas are valid, rather than the usual practice of issuing them for the maximum possible length. "Right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework", Mnuchin said in a television interview on Fox News.

First daughter Ivanka Trump's company was granted approval to register several trademarks earlier this month, shortly before her father, President Donald Trump, announced he would help save the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE from financial collapse.

China must address its failure to protect USA intellectual property, but these tariffs are not an effective response because it will harm American jobs and consumers, said Erik Paulsen, Joint Economic Committee Chairman Congressman.

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