Trump admits friendship with China's Xi could be over

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In research published Wednesday, economists at the European Central Bank said they simulated a wide-ranging trade war and found it would hurt the United States economy significantly, making households poorer and destroying jobs, while China would not suffer as much.

"Trump wants to make it look like China is being coerced into accepting a deal, and of course China will not play along with that", Mei said.

"If the Trump administration continues to stick to its unilateral and protectionist stance, and refuses to respect the fundamental norms of mutual respect and consultation, it would be hard for the two sides to make substantial progress in any future trade talks", the China Daily said in an editorial.

For one, China Daily claimed in another editorial that America's accusations of China engaging in "theft" and forced transfer of intellectual property and other "unfair" trade practices may strain the longstanding consensus between both countries.

China imported over $632 billion worth of machinery and electrical equipment in the first eight months of the year, up 19.6 percent year-on-year, official data showed. The new tariff regime took effect Monday. Mainland China markets were closed for a holiday. Companies on both sides of the Pacific are already reporting disruptions to their operations and are reviewing investment plans.

"So if the Trump administration continues to stick to its unilateral and protectionist stance, and refuses to respect the fundamental norms of mutual respect and consultation, it would be hard for the two sides to make substantial progress in any future trade talks".

Prospects for fresh trade talks between Washington and Beijing collapsed last week and analysts believe neither side is in the mood to compromise any time soon.

As the fight intensifies, China is running out of US imports for retaliation.

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"The U.S. -China trade war has no clear end in sight". The issue with cutting the MFN rate is that the U.S. is also on that list.

"With generic polls favouring the Democrats, they may feel that the trade environment will be less hostile after November 6".

"Containing China or fighting a trade war - neither is in line with the direction of peace and development for mankind", Fu Ziying said. The state is the top US producer of corn and pork, and a leading producer of soybeans, eggs and poultry.

They simulated Washington hitting all imports with 10-per cent tariffs and America´s trade partners responding in kind a far more drastic scenario than Trump has so far toyed with.

China imports far less from the United States, making a dollar-for-dollar match on any new US tariffs impossible.

Businesses and consumers in China won't see as dramatic of an increase in the cost of goods, which decreases public pressure on the government to come to an agreement with the US.

Instead, it has warned of "qualitative" measures to retaliate.

"To say this.is China's government interfering in the U.S. elections is totally far-fetched and without foundation in facts".

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