China today accused the United States of & # 39; naked economic terrorism & # 39; now Beijing is stepping up rhetoric in their tariff war.
But it appears that the Communist Party is determined to step up the trade struggle with Washington for more than a year.
A propaganda video from China revealed that Beijing promised to & # 39; until the end & # 39; and & # 39; at any cost & # 39; to fight as early as in April when the trade war broke out.
Earlier this month, US President Trump issued orders to ban Chinese telecom giant Huawei from purchasing parts and technologies from US suppliers, causing the trade war to escalate
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to meet Trump at the G20 summit in Japan next month, while the two countries are closing horns in increasing political tensions over the trade war.
& # 39; If the Americans want to fight, we fight them to the end. And we will fight until the Pacific splits in two, & # 39; said a clip of four minutes cite a comment from Global Times, a Chinese state-run newspaper.
The video was produced by an independent Chinese critic known by the screen name & # 39; huoxing fangzhen & # 39; or & # 39; Mars Phalanx & # 39 ;.
It was first published in May last year after Washington announced its plan to impose hefty rates for $ 50 billion worth of Chinese goods.
It is circulating again this week when the political tensions between the two countries have reached a new level.
The producer of the video, Wang Dehua, is a special commentator of Global Times, according to his self-introduction on the state-censored video platform.
The Global Times comment He quoted was published on April 6 last year. The column shoots at the Trump government by saying that Beijing will cost the US & # 39; at all costs & # 39; would fight.
& # 39; Indeed, we want this unprecedented & # 39; epic trade war & # 39; reached all Americans, & # 39; added it.
The trade war could be traced back to 2017 when US President Donald Trump criticized the & # 39; unfair & # 39; China's trade practices and investigated Chinese trade policy
Other articles from the Chinese media have used propaganda posters and the statements of Chairman Mao to gather public support and generate nationalist sentiment for Beijing during the trade war. A communist-style poster (left) said that & # 39; all trade wars are paper tigers & # 39 ;, which Mao said in 1956
Chinese people are also rushing for £ 2 & # 39; Donald Trump toilet brushes & # 39; purchase online to support Xi
China hinted yesterday that the trade war with the US could lead to real war with a coded warning because it threatened to stop the export of essential & # 39; rare earth & # 39; minerals – a group of 17 chemical elements that become used in hospital scanners, nuclear power plants and LED lighting.
A commentary in People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party, said: "Don't say we didn't warn you!" – what a diplomatic term usually reserved by Beijing as a sign of the start of armed warfare.
Between 2014 and 2017, China represented 80 percent of the imports of rare earth metals to the United States.
The Pentagon responded yesterday and said the US Department of Defense had submitted a report to Congress on rare earth minerals, because Washington is striving to reduce US dependence on China.
The trade war could be traced back to 2017 when US President Donald Trump criticized the & # 39; unfair & # 39; China's trade practices and investigated Chinese trade policy.
It was intensified earlier this month when the two parties failed to reach an agreement through negotiation.
& # 39; This deliberate impetus to trade conflict is naked economic terrorism, economic chauvinism and economic bullying & # 39 ;, said Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister, Zhang Hanhui, today and stresses that China is opposed to systematic use of sanctions , rates and protectionism.
Huawei is the center of the trade war after he has received trade restrictions from Washington
Washington then doubled the rates for Chinese products of $ 200 billion and Beijing retaliated by imposing higher rates on $ 60 billion US goods.
Trump also gave orders to prohibit Chinese telecom company Huawei from purchasing parts and technologies from US suppliers.
Then Google said it would stop offering Huawei its license to use Android, the operating system that controls all smartphones made by the Chinese company and its sub brand Honor.
In a recent Beijing response, Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said today at a press conference that & # 39; we are against the trade war, but we are not afraid of & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This premeditated incitement to trade conflict is naked economic terrorism, economic chauvinism, and economic bullying & # 39 ;, said Zhang, stressing that China is opposed to systematic use of sanctions, tariffs and protectionism.
& # 39; There is no winner in a trade war, & # 39; he warned.
China is considering a ban on exporting rare earths to the United States, which could go beyond the cost of everything from LED light bulbs to telephones. Shown are samples of rare earth minerals (from left) Cerium oxide, Bastnasite, Neodymium oxide and Lanthanum carbonate
The United States replies heavily on China for rare earth products. Beijing represented 80 percent of imports of rare earth metals into the US between 2014 and 2017. Estonia is the second largest exporter of rare earth metals to the United States, accounting for only six percent of the total volume
It is not only the politicians who have exchanged heated words.
An American presenter and a Chinese anchor last night engaged in a tense live TV debate about the trade war.
Trish Regan of FOX Business challenged Liu Xin of the Chinese state-owned company CGTN: & # 39; Do you believe a deal is possible? & # 39;
Speaking from her Beijing studio, Ms. Liu claimed that a deal would not be possible unless & # 39; the United States treats the (Chinese) negotiating team with respect & # 39 ;.
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