The trade war is already hurting U.S. companies in China

US reached out to China for new trade talks, sources say

Running Out of Tariff Options, China Takes Aim at American Companies

"The Trump administration should not be mistaken that China will surrender to the USA demands", the newspaper said in an editorial.

A huge market slump before the mid-term elections could not be great for the Republicans and a bad result could leave Donald as a lame duck President, though he still would be able to keep hitting China and others with trade sanctions, as this power actually rests with the President!

Americans don't notice the 25 percent duty on light trucks, known as the "chicken tax", that has been on the books since 1964, when President Johnson levied it in retaliation for France and West Germany's tariff on USA chicken.

WTO reforms need to include listening to voices from all parties and broad consultation, and should especially listen to a respect the opinions of developing countries, rather than just allowing "one person to have a say", he added. More than half of U.S. firms are already feeling Beijing's wrath from non-tariff measures like heightened regulatory scrutiny, more inspections and slower customs clearance, according to the survey. The US President is trying to bring off his trifecta of trade deals after nailing the Europeans and the Mexicans with trade concessions, in the wake of his threats to nuke their products with tariffs. China is a major buyer of lobsters, and the country imposed a heavy tariff on exports from the United States in early July amid trade hostilities between the two superpowers.

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Beijing has issued a list of $60 billion of American products for retaliation if Trump's next tariff hike goes ahead.

Farmers felt the pain when China targeted them with retaliatory tariffs, cutting off a major market for USA agriculture exports.

The chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China warned the Trump administration might be underestimating China's resolve to fight back. It said the conflict is "causing significant disruptions to global supply chains".

Economists and traders have become increasingly skeptical that China's economy can support its rapid development. That prompted worries it would use regulatory controls to disrupt USA business operations in China. -China Business Council, said this week Chinese officials told it they were postponing accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other fields until relations improve.

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"Tariffs are already negatively impacting United States companies and the imposition of a proposed $200 billion tranche will bring a lot more pain", Eric Zheng, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, said Thursday in a statement.

The Trump administration has invited Chinese officials to restart trade talks, the White House's top economic adviser said on Wednesday, as Washington prepares to further escalate the U.S.

The survey was conducted between August 29 and September 5.

Trump's Twitter post is consistent with his recent bravado toward China, but it could make Chinese leaders dubious that Trump will be willing to negotiate a deal. "There's some discussions and information that we received that the Chinese government - the top of the Chinese government wished to pursue talks".

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