On May 8th, Beijing time, after the US Dow Jones index plunged nearly 500 points the night before, the US Trade Representative Office (USTR) issued a statement announcing that the US will impose a tariff of 200 billion US dollars on US exports to the US from 10 May. % is raised to 25%.
The statement was issued for more than two hours, and the Chinese response came.
The US intends to raise the tariff of 200 billion US dollars of Chinese exports to the United States from 10% to 25% on May 10. The escalation of trade friction is not in the interests of the people of the two countries and the people of the world. The Chinese side deeply regrets that if the US tariff measures are implemented, China will have to take necessary countermeasures.
The Chinese response is relatively calm, and several layers of meaning are very clear.
First, the tariffs are imposed again, which is not good for anyone.
Second, the attitude of the Chinese side is "regret", very neutral, and very calm.
The third is a clear attitude. If you want to tax, I will counter it.
We have said before that if anyone feels that they can try to exert pressure on China, he will find that China is ready to respond to various situations.
The two sides agreed to conduct the eleventh round of consultations, and no one proposed to cancel. Then go talk.
The Chinese side has announced that Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States from May 9 to 10 to conduct the eleventh round of consultations with the US on economic and trade issues.
Now the US is ready to continue to impose tariffs, and the pair will start to play.
Then we are also ready to fight back.
The Chinese are polite, and they are not indecent.
This kind of state of talking and talking while you are talking is not unfamiliar.
For more than a year, many people like to use the analogy against the US aid to explain the importance of playing.
In fact, in the past three years of the anti-US aid dynasty, there have been two full years of talks.
Think carefully about the past year. Since July, the tariffs have been exchanged. Until now, even during the consultations, the tariffs have not been canceled.
Talking and talking, it has always been such a state.
And the two benefits, the fight is hurt, the upgrade trade war, not what we want to see, but since it is coming, we can not back down.
The friction is enough, the communication is good, and the problem may be solved soon.
Finally, swaying a sum and saying something.
These two days are encountering this special day of May 8.
On the day 20 years ago, our embassy in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was blown up.
It is said to be a mistake.
At that time, all kinds of situations are now vivid.
At that time, in such a difficult situation, what choice did we make?
No matter what happens, there must be one that we must persist in unswervingly, that is, we must step up our own work and greatly enhance our economic strength, national defense strength, and national cohesion.
After 20 years, is this choice right?
Time has given the answer.
The answer will continue to be given.
"There are great brave men in the world, who are stunned and not shocked. They are not angry without reason. This is a very large number of people who hold their own, and their ambitions are far-reaching - Su Shi·"Remaining Hou"
The article was reprinted from the People's Daily