USTR says China has failed to alter 'unfair, unreasonable' trade practices

21 Novembre, 2018, 08:57 | Auteur: Auguste Feret

1 Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires.

China slapped 25 per cent tariffs on American soybeans - its single largest import from the US - and other products in July immediately after US President Donald Trump targeted Chinese imports.

"As we move toward the G20 meeting, communications, very detailed communications are occurring at all levels of government", Kudlow said.

"China's economy and economic policies have been on a divergent course from market economics. accelerating in the last four or five years", she said at the forum.

It's got to stop the forced transfer of technology.

The report accused China of responding to the USA government's concerns over its "Made in China 2025" policy to lead the world in sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics by waging a propaganda campaign to play down its significance rather than making substantive changes. It added that China had made clear it would not change its policies in response to the initial investigation.

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USTR said that China was continuing its policy and practice of conducting and supporting cyber-enabled theft of US intellectual property and was continuing discriminatory technology licensing restrictions. "In particular, Chinese [venture capital] investment in USA technology centers such as Silicon Valley has intensified in recent months", its authors wrote.

"We completed this update as part of this administration's strengthened monitoring and enforcement effort", Lighthizer said in a statement.

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, chair of the APEC summit, said Sunday the leaders were at odds over World Trade Organization reforms.

When China was negotiating its WTO entry, the U.S. wanted to bring politics into the discussion, said Mr Long. "What's important is what the two leaders will say".

"Japan will continue to closely follow developments related to trade between the United States and China and communicate with them to deal with the issue appropriately", Suga, the top government spokesman said.

Larry Kudlow, the head of Trump's National Economic Council, said on Tuesday that the two sides were engaged in continuing discussions ahead of the G-20 meeting and that Trump believed Beijing was interested in a deal.

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