China Defuses Trade War

Boom, go the markets again (talking daily here).

This morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping (without mentioning Trump) promised that he will cut auto tariffs and will work to improve intellectual property protection with the U.S.

Speaking at a business conference, Xi made no direct mention of his American counterpart, Donald Trump, or the dispute. He promised progress on areas that are U.S. priorities including opening China's banking industry and boosting imports but didn't address key irritants for Washington such as a requirement for foreign companies to work through joint ventures that require them to give technology to potential local competitors.

Private sector analysts saw Xi's speech as an overture to help end the biggest trade dispute since World War II. It has fueled fears of a global economic chill if other nations respond with their own import barriers.

"China's door of opening up will not be closed and will only open wider," said Xi at the Boao Forum for Asia on the southern island of Hainan.

Xi said Beijing will "significantly lower" tariffs on auto imports this year and ease restrictions on foreign ownership in the auto industry "as soon as possible."

I'm glad things were able to be resolved so quickly. I'm very curious to see what Xi really does, he's been back and forth about being a true, diplomatic president. Do you guys think this will result in back and forth tensions over the next two years, or will the doors "truly open?"

Source: The Associated Press

Comments (4)

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:55pm
Name Of Profit, what's your opinion? Comment below:

China, so interesting. In my opinion they only did this to avoid any future trade wars with other countries eventually leading to better and easier outcomes in future negotiations.

Apr 10, 2018 - 4:42pm
BobTheBaker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

IDGAF about the imports and all that stuff. Stop forcing American companies to partner with Chinese companies to sell in your market, period. Get rid of the prohibitive tariffs. This should be the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth priority.

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Apr 10, 2018 - 5:05pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bingo. China isn't an open market. They routinely steal US Companies IP. They've hacked both government and corporate computers. I don't like trade wars, but China absolutely isn't playing fair.

And they also reroute goods to intermediary countries to avoid tariffs or quotas.

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Apr 10, 2018 - 8:48pm
FSGod, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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