In response to the US saying that American farmers will become one of the biggest beneficiaries of tariffs imposed on China, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Yan Shuang said at a regular press conference on the 15th that the relevant statements are completely confusing, and that American farmers and consumers are “being Endorsement".
A reporter asked questions. Recently, US President Trump issued consecutively.TwitterIt is said that American farmers will become one of the biggest beneficiaries of the tariff imposed on China. China may have a certain degree of retaliation against American farmers, but the United States will be committed to providing assistance to its farmers. In addition, President Trump also said that American consumers have no reason to pay for tariffs on China. What is China's comment?
Yu Shuang responded that the US statement is completely confusing. American farmers and American consumers are innocent, and they are "endorsed."
He pointed out that recently, agricultural organizations such as soybean, corn and wheat in the United States issued a joint statement explicitly opposing the increase in tariffs imposed by the United States on China. The head of the American Corn Growers Association said that American agriculture needs certainty rather than tariffs. American farmers have been patiently waiting for the outcome of Sino-US economic and trade consultations, but this patience is dying. The National Farmers Federation of the United States pointed out that American farmers are respondingAgricultural productsWith weak prices and natural disasters, it is difficult to bear the retaliatory tariffs of China. Other agencies say that farmers need contracts rather than government subsidies.
Yan Shuang introduced, in fact, China has been the United States for the past few years.Agricultural productsThe main buyer. Take soybeans as an example. In 2017, about 60% of soybeans in the United States were sold to China, and China is the largest export destination for US soybeans. However, since the trade dispute between the two sides, the export of US soybeans to China has fallen sharply. As the head of the American Soybean Association said recently, it took the United States 40 years to establish the Chinese soybean market. As the trade war continues, this market will be difficult to recover.
"As for the US side, it claims that domestic consumers will not pay for tariffs on China. I think this is contrary to common sense. Consumers will not pay the bills at the end, so who will pay the bill?" said Shuang Shuang, "based on the publicly published by American economists. The study, the addition of tariffs, caused US consumers and importers to lose $4.4 billion per month last year. The relevant US industry organizations have issued several statements in recent days saying that it is a wrong practice for the United States to impose tariffs on China. If it continues, it will make The average annual household spending in the United States has increased by $2,300. There is also a direct indication from the US media that American consumers are the cannon fodder for trade wars."
"It is still the sentence I said yesterday. We advise the US to take a look at the reaction of the international community, listen to the voices of people from all walks of life, count the gains and losses of their own interests, recognize the situation at an early date, return to the right track, and go with the Chinese side. And strive to reach a mutually beneficial and win-win agreement on the basis of mutual respect."
(Article source: China News Network)