Trump says he knows why China U-turned on United States trade deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be happy to keep tariffs on Chinese imports in place, adding that China was mistaken if it hoped to delay a trade deal with the United States until a Democrat controlled the White House.

Reuters, citing US government and private-sector sources, reported on Wednesday that China had backtracked on nearly all aspects of a draft trade agreement, threatening to blow up the negotiations and prompting Trump to order the tariff increase.

Negotiations between the US and China were scheduled to continue in Washington on Thursday, and to include China's top trade official.

He also said that China's vice-premier Liu He would fly to Washington this week for the next stage of talks as originally planned. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin alleged that China was going back on its commitment.

The Chinese Vice Premiere is scheduled to show up this week for another round of trade negotiations. "China is deeply regretful", the commerce ministry said in the statement.

Expectations of further policy support in China have intensified again after the stunning reversal on the trade front this week.

In talks last week in Beijing and then in a further exchange of documents at the start of last weekend, Chinese negotiators surprised their USA counterparts by calling for changes in the language of all seven chapters of the 150-page draft agreement, people familiar with the negotiations said.

At one point, there were reports that China's team would pull out of talks, but they were later dismissed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. Both Mnuchin and Lighthizer considered that unacceptable, given China's history of failing to fulfill reform pledges.

Former Vice President Biden took heat last week when he pooh-poohed China being an economic threat to the US.

"China reneged on a dozen things, if not more".

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Officials with the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that while the tariffs create a "headwind" for the United States economy, the outlook for services and manufacturing was still positive this year.

Wall Street's broad sell-off Tuesday came after U.S.

The stock market falls come after a period of strong first-quarter earnings for U.S. companies. "I still think ultimately we do end up getting a deal because it's too important for both economies".

China opposes unilaterally imposed tariffs, and will not succumb to any pressure, Gao said. The sources told Reuters the extent of the setbacks in the revised text were serious and that Trump's response was not merely a negotiating strategy.

Shortly after Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning, the United States Trade Representative moved to make the tariff hike official. The S&P 500 lost 48.42 points, or 1.7 percent, to 2,884.05, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 159.53 points, or 1.96 percent, to 7,963.76. That also sounds grave on the surface because of trade war implications.

Changing any law in China requires a unique set of processes that can't be navigated quickly, said a Chinese official familiar with the talks.

"The market has fluctuated with each development during the negotiations, including Trump's social media posts over the weekend", the group said.

"Vice-Premier Liu He will visit the United States on May 9 and May 10 for trade talks at the invitation of senior U.S. officials", the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Tuesday.

In response, Biden's deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield on Twitter criticized Trump, saying US farmers, small business owners and consumers are the ones hit by the tariff battle. Trump's decision to potentially upend an agreement that many expected to be finalized this week in Washington appears to be a political calculation that staying tough on China will be a better proposition in the 2020 campaign.

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