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Marianne Björklund: China will not lay down flat

the power struggle between the united states and China have been renewed to storm the fortress. The agreement on trade, which last week looked to be in a small box hovering now in danger.

China has taken a step backwards and want to change in the almost completely finished the text, slammed U.S. president Donald Trump at the weekend and was supported by the chief negotiator Robert Lighthizer. If China is not, clearly on the U.S.'s requirements on the reduction of government subsidies, an end to teknologistöld and to open up to foreign companies thinking of US slugging in further punitive tariffs against the country – already on Friday, they sounded understanding.

Than it is, however, not driven. Move from the Trump can be tactics to get China to go along with more. China's chief negotiator, Liu He will as previously planned to go to the USA in a week to meet his us counterpart during the Wednesday and Thursday. Approaching the parties to each other can Trump to withdraw his threat.

has so far chosen not to comment on the latest u.s. utspelen. But the question is if hot is the right way to go. China aspires to take over as the world's most powerful country and do not want to show itself faintly against the united states. The country is also stronger than when the trade wars began. The stimulus got the economy to växta faster than expected in the first quarter of this year and preparedness is to pump in more money.

No one think either that China would lay down flat if the united states faced new duties. According to the state of the Global Times is already a plan for countermeasures if the talks break down. In addition to the duties on american products, China could also urge consumers to boycott american companies like Apple and Nike.

For both Trump and the leaders of China, it is important that for the home crowd look like a winner on a contract. Trump has a lot of support for his tough line against China and need to show that the country really be forced to concrete changes and not as many times in the past, promises big but is thin.

have patriotic countrymen to take into account. A leitmotif of his leadership is that China must regain role as world's most powerful country. All of the harsh requirements from the americans or the new duties he can use to whip up nationalist sentiments that the west oppose China.

But if countries do not agree, nobody wins in practice. In the U.S., consumers and businesses with imports from China pay more for their goods. In China affected export companies and the whole economy if the manufacturers decide to move their production to another country to keep costs down.

That turmoil is the big show, the strong börsras which Trumps tweeting on Sunday triggered. On Tuesday, when it became clear that a chinese delegation in spite of everything go to the united states calmed, however, the mood among aktiehandlarna down somewhat.

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