The US trade representative Robert Lighthizer is China to blame for the escalation in the trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. "In the course of the last week we have seen an erosion of China's obligations," said Lighthizer on Monday evening in Washington to reporters. This would have led to substantial Changes to the text of the contract. China have taken in the negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement already made Commitments back to back. "From our perspective, this is unacceptable," he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened at the weekend, surprisingly, the U.S. tariffs on certain Chinese Goods by ten to 25 per cent. The office of the trade representative, confirmed the increase. This Friday, the new tariffs will enter into force.
Yet to be included in the negotiations between the United States and China on Thursday again. A Chinese Delegation is expected in Washington. You will also belong to the Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He.
Trump wants to see an agreement with substantial structural Changes, said the trade representative. But so far, it has not yet. The Washington Post reported that the new demands of the Chinese in the US were sent to government at the end of last week and have treated Trump in anger.
The US President is disturbed by the huge deficit of his country in trade with China. He accuses the people's Republic of unfair trade practices and restrictions for foreign companies as well as the theft of intellectual property. The USA also call for, as well as the EU and a loosening of Chinese restrictions on foreign firms and equal market access. The President had expressed several times in the past to be optimistic, to be able soon to a trade agreement with China to complete. He had not, however, be excluded that the talks could still fail.