After President Trump made the announcement that he would soon decide whether or impose tariffs or quotas, China now wants to negotiate in the dispute surrounding steel and aluminum.
From AP News: BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid disrupting trade and to settle steel and aluminum disputes through negotiation after Trump said he would decide whether to impose tariffs or quotas.
U.S.-Chinese trade is “mutually beneficial” and disagreements are inevitable, said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. He said all governments should “spare no effort to avoid negative impacts” on the global recovery.
Trump said Tuesday he is “considering all options” in response to complaints Chinese steel and aluminum being sold at improperly low prices threatens American jobs. Speaking to legislators, the president said he might take action on national security grounds.
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