After a rough ride of a week, markets are still oscillating between red and green as investors express concern over a U.S. and China trade war.
In response to tweets by President Donald Trump earlier that China “just informed” the White House that its vice premier will lead a delegation “coming to the U.S. to make a deal” on trade, China has promised to take “necessary countermeasures” against the U.S. if the White House follows through on its threat to increase tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday.
The Chinese Commerce Ministry said Wednesday that Beijing will retaliate if U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods is hiked to 25% from 10% as threatened by President Donald Trump in these tweets:
….Guess what, that’s not going to happen! China has just informed us that they (Vice-Premier) are now coming to the U.S. to make a deal. We’ll see, but I am very happy with over $100 Billion a year in Tariffs filling U.S. coffers…great for U.S., not good for China!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2019