"We said before that this round of tariffs amounted to doubling down on the recklessness of imposing trade policy that will hurt USA families and workers more than they will hurt China", said Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation. The US had threatened an additional US$200 billion with levies of 10%, a level the administration may raise to 25% in a Federal Register notice in coming days, one of the people said.
Trump's tariffs target goods the White House says benefit from industrial policies such as "Made in China 2025", which calls for developing Chinese competitors in robotic, artificial intelligence and other fields. President Trump wants to reduce this deficit and has planned to implement tariffs against certain Chinese imports.
"Unilateral threats and pressure will only produce the opposite of the desired result", Geng said.
Despite last week's apparent cooling off of the trade tensions between the U.S. and Europe following Trump's meeting with the European Commission's Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union clearly doesn't believe the agreement to work towards lower tariff barriers will hold.
Trump has shown a willingness to try to isolate countries like Canada and China that he believes aren't quickly offering the types of concessions he has demanded.
Meanwhile, the Information Technology Industry Council, which represents major IT users like Google, Facebook and Microsoft, immediately called the move by the administration "irresponsible, counterproductive", and said it would "only do more harm to Americans across the country". The U.S. responded by promising to support farmers with $12 billion in emergency aid aimed at making farmers better able to withstand the loss of sales to China.
Administration officials at the time said the tariff fight was aimed at forcing China to stop stealing American intellectual property and to abandon policies that effectively force US companies to surrender their trade secrets in return for access to the Chinese market. "If the United States takes measures to further escalate the situation, we will surely take countermeasures to uphold our legitimate rights and interests", spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference yesterday. The trade talks between Washington and Beijing have bogged down in recent weeks, a period in which the two nations have imposed reciprocal tariff hikes on various products.
Trump administration officials say the U.S.'s robust economy gives it the high ground in the trade battle against China, which is showing signs of an economic slowdown. Chinese officials haven't yet commented on the prospects for resuming talks. The United States slapped duties on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, provoking a similar response from China.
Questions over duck boat tragedy that killed 17
Brayden Malaske, from Oklahoma, said no one was anxious when they first got on the boats, but it "suddenly got very dark". Parson said the main focus of the investigation is to unite the families and give them the resources needed.
NASA, meanwhile, has called out social media hoaxers claiming that Mars will appear as big as the moon during the eclipse . Friday's eclipse is the first to be visible from Ireland since September 2015 and will be the longest of this century.
One of TMZ's sources, said: "She could die if she doesn't, and that's not going to be on my watch that we did nothing". A source previously told Entertainment Tonight that Demi was serious about getting back on track with her sobriety .
Mayer will next meet Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik, who fended off Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 earlier in the day. I've been playing a lot of important matches lately - winning a round in Rome, my first match at a Slam and more.
We have been shooting non-stop and the simultaneously preparing for worldwide schedules", he tweeted on Saturday morning. In an interview to an entertainment portal, "Priyanka told us she had to exit due to her engagement, two days ago".
However, the presence of liquid water at the base of Martian polar caps was first hypothesized in a study 31 years ago. What they believe to be a lake sits beneath the Red Planet's south polar ice cap, and is about 20km across.
Many are beginning to doubt his reign in charge at Old Trafford after an average pre-season and a lack of transfer activity. They have had the opportunity to learn from Jose Mourinho and Michael Carrick, plus the other coaches.
Olivia replaces the utterly brilliant Claire Foy as Lizzie, a role which bagged her a Golden Globe for the Netflix series in 2017. The Netflix series traces Elizabeth's journey from princess to queen and through the years of her reign, beginning in the 1950s.
North Korea 'working on new missiles'
But many experts say those are neither irrevocable nor serious steps that could show the country is honest about denuclearization. But they did not agree on details, which will be further discussed through working-level talks, the ministry said.
Liverpool boss Klopp delivers verdict on Daniel Sturridge
Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas also got involved with a passionate defence of the Liverpool man on Twitter. We caught up with Jürgen Klopp at the team hotel in Charlotte yesterday. "Like Manchester United didn't care what I said".
Sony Unveils World's First 48MP Smartphone Camera Sensor
With each pixel measuring 0.8 micrometers, the sensor measure only 8 mm, just large enough for a 1/2-inch type sensor. The company plans to start shipping samples this September, each unit costing ¥3,000 (approximately US$27, RM110).
Amazon's website crashes right as its Prime Day began
Stepping back to the second quarter of 2017, ecommerce had 14.6% YoY growth in the US , with a major spike around Memorial Day. July 17 was the biggest sales day for smart home devices in Amazon history, with over a million devices sold.
Dion Smith set to continue in Tour de France
Thomas started the day a minute ahead of his nominative captain Froome, who eventually struggled back to the lead pack on his own. The main group would cross 27 seconds behind the winners, with Landa and France hope Romain Bardet ending seven seconds back.