U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

But with the economy nearly at full employment, the increase in demand spurred by the $1.5 trillion tax package will probably be satisfied with imports, further worsening the trade deficit.

A White House official said Trump was referencing an ongoing investigation of China in which the USA trade representative is studying whether Chinese intellectual property rules are "unreasonable or discriminatory" to U.S. business.

But in Bader's view, the USA may have already squandered its shot at the "big game".

Trump said in a Twitter post on Wednesday. They include Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Mnuchin. It's very important that there are advocates for this in the White House.

Trump tweeted hours before Wang took the stage in Beijing.

Trump rattled financial markets last week by promising to slap big tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Wang emphasized what he called the key role played in China's more pro-active foreign policy by President Xi Jinping, who is likely to remain leader indefinitely after the legislature lifts presidential term limits.

After a U.S. Senate hearing on "Worldwide Threats" on March 6 which featured a discussion on China's ambition to extend its influence across the world, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on March 8 that China is not trying to "replace America".

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Beijing has accused Trump of undermining global trade regulation by taking action over steel, technology policy and other disputes under USA law instead of through the World Trade Organization.

"He also wants to let China know that he is a fierce person, but China will not change course because of that", she said.

Bryan Mercurio, a professor of global trade at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, predicts the United States will quickly face cases at the WTO, which it's unlikely to win. China had planned to send a delegation of 40 people for the talks but had to reduce the number to 10 after the U.S. objected. Its success highlights the isolation of the US under Trump's protectionist rhetoric on trade and his "America first" philosophy.

Such a move aims to counter cheap imports, especially from China, that Trump says undermine U.S. industry and jobs.

He made the remarks during a news conference at the same time as a meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Thursday. The high-level talks to resolve economic issues were suspended by the U.S. past year. UBS expect the RMB to continue its sustained rally "given the expected dollar weakness, manageable capital outflow thanks to continued capital control, and possibly greater political pressure from USA for the goal of reducing trade deficit with China".

"Liu didn't achieve his goals - a promise to restart the CED, to identify who his counterpart would be, or be given a list of demands". China will continue making efforts for that goal, he said.

"In Washington there is no one point person in charge of China policy, and there is no ongoing official dialogue process". The Chinese high diplomat said that his country will adopt "an appropriate and necessary response" to potential trade sanctions, without furr details of what kind of reprisals are on table.

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