Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a regular press conference on the 6th that similar situations had occurred many times before about the US threat to impose tariffs on some Chinese products. Chinas position and attitude have always been very clear, and the United States is also very clear. The Sino-US economic and trade consultation has gone through ten rounds and made positive progress. As a matter of urgency, we hope that the United States and China will work together to achieve a mutually beneficial and win-win agreement on the basis of mutual respect. This is not only in the interests of China, but also of the United States. It is also the general expectation of the international community.
Global Times Editorial Review: The best answer to US volatility is calm.
In the early morning of May 6, Beijing time, the United States suddenly announced that it would raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to the United States from 10% to 25% on Friday, and that it would soon impose a 25% tariff on the remaining $325 billion of Chinese goods to the United States. The Global Times: Does the U.S. position mean that the U.S. side doesnt want to talk about it, or does it mean that the U.S. side launches a new assistant at the end of the negotiation, engages in one foot at the door and strives to maximize the interests of the U.S. side, which needs to be verified by subsequent events. At this time, the most important thing for China is to be calm.