The United States may launch a new round of tariff investigations against China. China: Threats and pressure will not help solve the problem

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Joe Biden administration will consider a new trade investigation into China, possibly with additional tariffs. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded.

According to British media reports, Myron Brilliant, head of international affairs at the American Chamber of Commerce, said on February 9 that if negotiations on China’s failure to honor its purchase commitments in the first phase of the China-US trade deal fail, the Biden administration will consider a A range of options, including launching a new trade investigation, could impose tariffs.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded at a regular press conference on February 10, saying that for specific issues related to the first phase of the China-US economic and trade agreement, please ask the competent Chinese authorities.

Zhao Lijian said that, as a principle, China has always advocated that China and the United States should properly resolve issues in the economic and trade relations between the two countries in the spirit of mutual respect and equal consultation. Threats and pressures based on their own unilateral interests will not help solve the problem, but will only destroy the atmosphere of mutual trust and dialogue and negotiation between the two sides.

The U.S. Census Bureau said on Feb. 8 that U.S.-China trade data showed that China was far from fulfilling its 2017 pledge to increase purchases of U.S. agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy and services by $200 billion. U.S. officials called on China to take “concrete action.”

Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng responded to this on February 10, saying that the phase one agreement between China and the United States is beneficial to China and the United States, as well as to the whole world. Since the agreement came into effect, China has worked hard to overcome the multiple adverse effects caused by the impact of the epidemic, the global economic recession, and supply chain disruptions, and has promoted the joint implementation of the agreement.

Gao Feng said that he hoped that the U.S. side would cancel the imposition of tariffs, sanctions and suppression measures against China as soon as possible, so as to create a favorable atmosphere and conditions for the expansion of trade cooperation between the two sides.

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