President Donald Trump's administration spent the past few days reassuring investors that it's not rushing into a trade war, and China's government has done the same. Coca-Cola Co. has only about 5 percent of its net assets in China thanks to the use of local bottlers owned by Cofco Corp. and Swire Pacific Ltd., but wouldn't want to suffer a consumer boycott in the Coke system's third-biggest market.
A White House official later said the $100 billion figure Trump used in the statement referred to the value of the imports that would be covered by the additional tariffs, not the total amount of tax that would be charged on the products.
China's commerce ministry said Friday Beijing was ready for further escalation, with state media saying China would "fight back immediately and without hesitation".
The retaliatory tariffs ordered by Beijing this week targeted $50 billion worth of USA goods including key exports like soybeans, wheat, aircraft and chemical products created to hit the rural regions were Trump is particularly popular. Subsequently, Beijing on Wednesday announced tariffs on 106 US products, including soybeans - the most valuable USA agricultural export to China.
"Blame China, don't blame Trump", for any trade fight, Kudlow said.
He also tweeted Friday morning, "Despite the Aluminum Tariffs, Aluminum prices are DOWN 4%". He tweets, "People are surprised, I'm not!" Though Beijing officials denied a connection, the boycotts and inspections came after South Korea agreed to deploy a US missile-defense system that China said endangered its national security.
Trump imposed the first set of tariffs on Chinese goods to punish the country for intellectual property theft that he says has caused the US economic damage.
China countered Trump's plan announced Tuesday to slap tariffs on 1,333 of the country's products - such as semiconductors and lithium batteries - by announcing duties on a variety of agriculture products, including soybeans, the second-most-valuable US crop. "None of this supports growth and employment".
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"Importantly, these threatened tariffs will be subject to negotiation, and therefore shouldn't be considered as final", the analysts wrote in a note to client. There's no timeline for developing a product list for Trump's new request for tariffs on an additional $100bn worth of imports, and interested parties will have an opportunity to comment, an administration official said on Friday. "Negotiation would still be our preference, but it takes two to tango", Cui said.
So it's not clear that Trump and the GOP are prepared for the fallout from China's retaliatory measures against the first $50 billion worth of Chinese imports he plans to target. In light of China's unfair retaliation, I have instructed the USTR to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate under section 301 and, if so, to identify the products upon which to impose such tariffs.
"This is detrimental to the vital interests of China and even more detrimental to the common interests of the world", he said, according to official news agency Xinhua.
"This is starting to feel like the beginnings of a trade war, if simply each proposal is matched with a retaliation", said Patrick Bennett, a Hong Kong-based strategist at CanadianImperial Bank of Commerce.
"Let's absolutely take on Chinese bad behavior, but with a plan that punishes them instead of us".
"We are on a unsafe downward spiral and American families will be on the losing end", Shay added in a statement, urging Trump "to stop playing a game of chicken with the United States economy".
In an editorial published Friday, the Global Times, a party-controlled newspaper known for its nationalist tone, dismissed Trump's Thursday evening statement as a sort of presidential temper tantrum. "We're going to have a fantastic relationship long term with China, but we have to get this straightened out".