China calls for U.S. restraint on trade protectionism

Updated 2018-03-03 09:11:08 Xinhua

China has urged the United States to remain restrained on trade protection, obey multilateral trade rules and make positive contribution to maintaining international trade order.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a routine news briefing Friday when asked for comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum products.

Trump said Thursday that the United States would impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum, which immediately caused widespread concern.

China has stated its position on many occasions, Hua said.

"The U.S. has launched over a hundred anti-dumping and countervailing measures on most imported steel and aluminum products, providing overprotection for its domestic products," said Wang Hejun, head of the trade remedy and investigation bureau with the Ministry of Commerce, in a news release. "If other countries follow the practice of the U.S., it will have a serious impact on international trade order."

"All countries should work together to figure out solutions instead of unilaterally taking trade restrictions," said Hua, quoting Wang. "China urges the U.S. to use trade protection tools with restraint and comply with multilateral trade rules so as to make a positive contribution to international trade order."

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58March 21 2018 05:23:37

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16March 21 2018 05:23:37

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18March 21 2018 05:23:37

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords