Economy

China says Xi pledges unrelated to trade spat

China says Xi pledges unrelated to trade spat

China has been quick in drawing up trade retaliation options against the US.

But Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming said at the forum on Tuesday that China's economic reforms were driven by domestic factors and not due to external pressures.

China proposed tariffs last week on US beef, soybeans and other agricultural goods in the deepening trade dispute.

China will accelerate the opening-up of the insurance industry, ease restrictions on the establishment of foreign financial institutions in China and expand their business scope, and open up more areas of cooperation between Chinese and foreign financial markets.

On the other hand, the value of announcements for new Chinese transactions in the United States fell by almost 90% in 2017, and the value of completed deals dropped by more than a third to US$29 billion, one of the reports showed.

Before the White House announced on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump chose to skip the summit to focus on Syria, a U.S. official told journalists he planned to argue that the United States should "remain the partner of choice" for Latin American countries. For trade talks to take place under the current environment is "even more impossible".

"We have a tremendous intellectual property theft situation going on", the president said on March 22 as he signed an order that could eventually impose tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products. "It doesn't feel normal because we're not used to it", said David Spika, president of GuideStone Capital Management.

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As fighter jets streaked overhead, a US aircraft carrier sailed Tuesday through the disputed South China Sea - in the latest display of America's military might after China built a string of islands with military facilities to assert its claims in the strategic waters, sparking regional alarm.

Private sector analysts saw Xi's speech as an overture to help end the biggest trade dispute since World War II. And he said that although the US hoped to avoid taking action, Trump "was not bluffing".

"China has become the biggest or the second biggest trade partner for a majority of Latin American countries", Jia said.

Xi offered more carrots than sticks, pledging to address concerns on Intellectual Property Rights - one of the Donald Trump administration's demands - and to reduce import tariffs in the automobiles sector. "We have a genuine desire to increase imports and achieve a greater balance of global payments". Now China is rapidly moving up the food chain to sell us high quality products containing innovative technology that was created and developed in the United States.

Only utilities and real estate, which are sensitive to interest rates, posted losses after U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in March, indicating that inflation is strengthening, which could push interest rates up further.

In his meeting with a group of governors and senators, Trump alleged that China has consistently treated the United States agriculture "unfairly".

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.47, or 2.3 percent, to $64.89 a barrel in NY.

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"The U.S. side will likely want to see deeds, not just words, before it considers softening its protectionist stance", Bloomberg Economics Chief Asia Economist Tom Orlik wrote in a note.

Beijing has long warned that USA -grown soybeans would be a target if a trade war erupted with Washington.

"China does not seek trade surplus; we have a genuine desire to increase imports and achieve greater balance of global payments under the current account", he said.

Friday morning, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and PNC Financial Services will report their first batch of quarterly results since last year's corporate tax cut went into effect. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 428.90 points, or 1.79 percent, to 24,408.00.

"We will not bully our neighbours", the president said.

One option could be to use the department's authority under the Commodity Credit Corporation, a federal entity that funds farm subsidies, to buy surplus USA crops, Steve Censky, deputy secretary of the USDA, said Monday. "The U.S.is wielding the big stick of trade sanctions while keeping saying they are willing to talk".

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