China files WTO challenge to USA $200B tariff plan

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said US President Donald Trump's trade tariffs were

Early on July 16, Tusk said there was "still time to prevent conflict and chaos" and that all parties had a "common duty" to work together and avoid confrontation.

Trump triggered fresh concerns from European Council President Donald Tusk at an EU-China summit in Beijing, and from EU foreign ministers in Brussels, one of whom urged the USA president to stand up for non-EU Ukraine and Georgia against Russian Federation. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.

The Trump administration has slapped tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Europe as well as on products from Mexico, Canada and China, sparking retaliation and fears of a global trade war.

"The China-US trade friction unilaterally provoked by the United States will have an impact on the Chinese and US economies", said Mao Shengyong, a spokesman for the national statistics bureau.

China is using the World Trade Organization as one of its weapons to fight back against the latest tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. The Chinese government have threatened to take "firm and forceful measures" if Trump does indeed follow through on his threat.

Trade between the United States and China totaled more than $635 billion in 2017, with a goods trade deficit favoring China of $375.2 billion, the U.S.

There is deep skepticism in the European Union about China's actual commitment to opening its market further, as well as concern that it seeks to divide the world's largest trading bloc with its economic influence in Eastern Europe.

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Trump fueled the rising rancor in a interview aired Sunday in which he labeled the EU, Russia and China "foes" of the United States.

Tusk directed remarks toward U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, noting that they would be meeting later in the day in Helsinki. The attempts do, however, provide some insight into Chinese economic goals as Beijing attempts to incentivize certain European political decisions through offers to open up new parts of its own economy for European investment. China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington.

The two sides also agreed to establish a working group on WTO reforms.

The Trump administration is hitting back at a number of countries for what it considers unjustified retaliatory tariffs that were imposed as a response to the steel and aluminum duties the USA applied on its closest allies in the name of national security.

Trump accuses China of unfair trade practices, such as subsidizing certain industries and ripping off American intellectual property.

A former US drug official also speculated that China could counterattack by refusing to work with USA forces in combating the illegal manufacture and sale of synthetic opioids-most of which originate in China.

But Mogherini, speaking to reporters upon arriving for talks with European Union foreign ministers, said Europe has many other friends in the world, citing in particular Japan, with which it is signing a massive trade deal on Tuesday.

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