Chinese envoy worries about US tariffs with Yellen


China’s envoy to trade war talks with Washington expressed concern about U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports in a Tuesday phone call with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the Commerce Department said, but he doesn’t gave no indication of progress towards resolving a range of conflicts.

Vice Premier Liu He and Yellen also discussed the global economy and supply chain issues, according to a ministry statement. “The Chinese side expressed concern over issues such as the US rescinding tariffs and sanctions against China and the fair treatment of Chinese enterprises,” the statement said.

There was no announcement from the Treasury Department. Offices in the United States were closed on Monday for the Independence Day holiday. President Joe Biden said on June 18 he was “making up his mind” on whether to reverse some tariff hikes on Chinese imports by his predecessor, Donald Trump, in a dispute over China’s technology ambitions and trade surplus. Beijing.

Yellen called for the elimination of some of these tariffs to reduce inflation in the United States. Other U.S. officials, including Trade Representative Katherine Tai, have expressed concern over the lifting of tariffs as China fails to deliver on some of its promises to buy more U.S. goods.

Trade envoys from the two governments speak to each other regularly by phone and video link, but they have not yet announced a date to resume face-to-face meetings.

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