US President Trump’s adviser believes that in the face of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, Trump can use his position on Beijing’s trade war as a trump card. The analysis said that the China-US negotiations are likely to last for a long time and continue until 2020.
According to Reuters reported on July 11, US President Donald Trump’s adviser believes that even if the United States may make concessions in the US-China trade negotiations, and the two sides are far from reaching an agreement, but in the face of the upcoming In the 2020 presidential election, Trump can still play his role as a trump card for Beijing’s position in the trade war.
On June 29, local time, Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Japan to reach a consensus on the trade war truce, but the two sides did not set a deadline for reaching an agreement, so the China-US negotiations may be protracted for 2020. , overlapping with Trump’s campaign re-election.
Stephen Bannon, former chief strategist and senior adviser at Trump, believes that by the time the US-China trade war has ended, it is estimated to be 2020.
The analysis said that in the 2016 US presidential election, Trump’s practice of slamming China during the election campaign pleasing supporters. He may hold high the banner of tariff policy on China in the 2020 election campaign, highlighting his tough stance toward China. .
Trump campaign team spokesperson Erin Perrine said, “President Trump is the first US president to dare to slap on China for decades of trade misconduct. This kind of tough attitude will be on voters who care about US employment. Resonating in the middle.”
Sean Spicer, a former White House spokesperson and former trade official, said, “If people think things are moving in the right direction, (China) continues to make purchases of different agricultural products, such as soybeans in key states… Then Trump can justifiably say that things are making progress.”
Although US officials claim that China has agreed to increase purchases of US agricultural products, China has so far failed to make purchases. White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow admitted in an interview on July 10 that China has not yet purchased, but this is part of the dialogue.
The US “New York Times” reported on July 10 that people familiar with the negotiations revealed that China denied any clear commitment to purchase US agricultural products during the dialogue, but said that the large purchase of agricultural products depends on the final trade agreement between the two countries. The progress made on this, and this is still far away.
According to sources, Beijing continues to pressure the United States to lift tariffs on China’s $250 billion in goods, while allowing China to more gradually change intellectual property laws and other regulations. The Trump administration insists on retaining tariffs, but is also eager to find a solution that will allow China to buy large quantities of US produce.
On July 10th, Beijing time, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yan Shuang answered questions from reporters at a regular press conference. He said that the Chinese side’s procurement of US agricultural products last week, the Ministry of Commerce spokesperson has responded that the agricultural trade is China-US. The important issues that the country needs to discuss require the two sides to find solutions on the basis of equality and mutual respect.