At the same time, China imported more pork to cope with local shortages caused by the epidemic, resulting in U.S. pork exports exceeding their 2020 target (see Chart 3). In September, Chinese pork imports from the rest of the world also increased by more than 400% compared to 2017. And in one of the few parts of the first phase agreement, which includes political commitments (Chapter 3), China has agreed to remove technical barriers that had slowed pork imports. The United States and China must resume negotiations on important policies that are not affected by the first phase agreement. Trump`s trade war has failed to address what really concerns U.S.-China trade relations. It is time for a new approach. China has also felt economic pain as a result of the trade war, although it has apparently not been enough to capitulate to the Trump administration`s key demands for major structural reforms. Beijing then lowered its trade war on its other trading partners by reducing its dependence on U.S. markets. The final agreement, announced by both sides on 15 January 2020, was broadly similar to the offer Beijing had put on the table from the beginning: increased purchases of goods, plus commitments on intellectual property protection, currency and forced technology transfer. A conclusion drawn from the data is obvious. The Americans suffered when China`s retaliation devastated U.S.
exports. Trump`s rate hikes have increased prices for U.S. consumers and costs for U.S. businesses. His politically motivated buying commitments may have caused more problems than they solved. After the election, the United States needs a new approach to solving its trade problems with China. The United States and China have agreed to hold talks “in the coming days” to review the process of their first-phase trade agreement, Chinese Trade Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a weekly online media briefing. Gao did not give further details. Former Vice President Joe Biden said, “As Trump wages a damaging and unpredictable trade war with no real strategy, China is positioning itself to travel around the world in the field of renewable energy.  September 21, 2011: Before running for president, Trump tweeted: “China is neither an ally nor a friend – they want to beat us and own our country.” The tweet is one of several comments he criticizes before running for president.
The deal was attacked by Democratic leaders, including Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, who criticized the deal for failing to address Chinese state-owned enterprises and industrial subsidies. He suggested that President Xi was laughing privately from the United States and that China had “brought President Trump to the cleaning staff.” Referring to the energy purchases in the agreement, Mr.