China ambassador blames United States for sinking trade deal

Vastavam web: China’s ambassador to the United States said in a Tuesday interview with Fox News that Washington repeatedly “changed its mind overnight” and sunk deals that could have ended the two countries’ trade war. Ambassador Cui Tiankai also slammed as “politically motivated” the White House’s move to ban the transfer or sale of US technology to Chinese telcom giant Huawei.

“We are very worried. Such actions will really undermine people’s confidence in the normal function of the market,” Tiankai told Fox. Washington has long suspected deep links between Huawei and the Chinese military, and its moves against the company came amid the churning trade dispute.

After a six month ceasefire, the standoff erupted anew on May 10 when the United States increased punitive duties on 200 billion in Chinese imports after talks in Washington collapsed. Beijing followed suit three days later, saying it would raise tariffs on USD 60 billion in US exports starting on June 1.