Trump trade push on China faces test as IP takes spotlight

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She said there would be no change in China's policy towards the Korean peninsula as a result of the appointment.

China is the country's closest ally, but has been angered by its missile tests and repeatedly pressured and berated by President Trump, who wants it to be far tougher on its neighbour.

In general, trade disputes among WTO members should be resolved through the WTO mechanism, not based on a member's domestic law, said Zhiqun Zhu, a professor of political science and global relations at Bucknell University in the USA state of Pennsylvania.

The action is likely to escalate tensions with Beijing at a time when Washington has asked for its help on North Korea.

China is accused of trying to take a short cut by spying, hacking or forcing companies to hand over their intellectual property, such as a patent on a software product.

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While Beijing has promised to open more industries to foreign companies, it also has issued new rules on electric auto manufacturing, data security, internet censorship and other fields.

"If China helps us, I feel a lot differently toward trade", he said.

On Saturday, administration officials said the new trade measure was "totally unrelated" to events involving North Korea.

In other words, Trump is threatening China with a trade war if it doesn't in turn wage war on North Korea through trade channels.

China's policy of forcing foreign companies to turn over technology to Chinese joint venture partners and failure to crack down on intellectual property theft have been longstanding problems for USA administrations.

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China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday as it implements new United Nations sanctions, the commerce ministry said Monday.

Such tariffs are politically expedient because Trump "sort of promised that" to his supporters in the manufacturing-dependent mid-west USA states, which have seen great job losses in the past decade, Kuhn noted. Such an investigation could easily last a year. During that call, Trump and Xi agreed that North Korea must stop its "provocative and escalatory behaviour" and reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearising the Korean peninsula, according to a White House statement.

Some experts say the wording of the memorandum is watered down, reflecting how high a priority North Korea is for the administration.

If the United States were to engage in such an act, Parker thinks China or Russian Federation would introduce a U.N. Security Council resolution to restrain the US.

The U.S. government's threat to investigate China's trade practices is "politically expedient" and the unilateral move will harm mutually beneficial China-U.S. trade ties and ultimately hurt the American consumers, experts said.

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The new order focuses specifically on alleged Chinese theft of US intellectual property, a complaint expressed by a wide array of USA corporations that do business in China.

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