Chinese envoys preparing trip to Washington for trade talks

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US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that the United States will raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods - a blunt warning to Beijing just days before what is being billed as a last-ditch round of talks to reach a deal or resume their trade war.

Trump previously delayed increasing tariffs on $200 billion in goods to 25 percent from 10 percent after agreeing to a December 1 truce with Chinese President Xi Jinping to give negotiators time to work out a comprehensive agreement.

A second source said Trump's decision to lift the tariff rate on $200 billion of worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% from Friday was meant to send a message to Liu not to come to the U.S. with more "empty offers".

"Hours after Trump's tweets, CNBC News and The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will likely cancel the trip he had planned for the final round of talks".

The spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Monday that Beijing is "trying to get more information" following Trump's surprise announcement he might impose 25 percent tariffs on more Chinese imports. A February study published by the Trade Partnership estimated that slapping 25 percent tariffs on all remaining non-tariff Chinese imports-which is exactly what Trump threatened to do on Sunday-would cost more than 2.1 million American jobs, reduce the size of the US economy by more than 1 percent, and cost the average family of four about $2,200.

The Shanghai Composite index closed 5.6 per cent lower at 2,906.46 after plunging more than 6 per cent earlier in the session.

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"The United States has been losing, for many years, 600 to 800 Billion Dollars a year on Trade", he tweeted. Economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of NY and Columbia and Princeton universities found in a recent study that the USA consumers and businesses, not China, were paying for the cost of the tariffs, which had resulted in $3 billion a month in higher taxes.

Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury notes last rose 11/32 in price to yield 2.4908 per cent, from 2.53 per cent late on Friday. That increase will now go into effect on Friday, Trump said in a tweet.

"We hope China and the USA achieve a mutually beneficial agreement based on mutual respect", added Geng.

He said that $325 billion of other, Chinese goods remain untaxed now, but they won't stay that way for long.

Besides a greater opening of the Chinese market to United States goods, Trump is pressing for structural changes such as Beijing ending its practice of forcing U.S. companies that operate in China to share their technology.

According to reports, in recent days U.S. officials have become frustrated by China seeking to row back on some earlier commitments in talks. Those firms can choose to pass the cost on to their customers through high prices, absorb the cost and lower their profits, or try to negotiate the cost of the goods down.

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"The prospect of higher and broader tariffs was one factor that drove markets down in the fourth quarter of 2018, but markets have since come to believe that some sort of deal was imminent to avoid them", Chovanec said.

"President Trump threatens China while he seemingly doesn't understand how tariffs work".

If Trump carries out his threat, American companies in China "would be very concerned" about official retaliation, said Parker.

Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of Global Times, made it clear that Trump's "trick" was doomed to fail.

While the two sides had been reporting progress in talks, the sticking points have been on intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers.

A breakthrough in the trade talks could restore normality, he said. Washington already is charging 25% duty on another $50 billion of Chinese imports, while Beijing has imposed penalties on $110 billion of American goods.

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