The Chinese Government emphasized today that the current trade war with the United States is "harmful" to the two countries and to the global economy, but that the Asian country "will not change its determination" when defending its interests.
"China's determination to protect its legitimate interests is still intact," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang at a press conference on Monday on the possibility that the Donald Trump Administration may decide to impose "no one should have any illusions about this." new tariffs on all Chinese products.
"All this is harmful and does not benefit either of the two countries or the global economy, and we urge the United States to adopt an appropriate attitude, respect the facts in trade matters and stop making unfounded accusations against China," he said. the spokesperson.
Lu also made reference to a statement by the US vice president, Mike Pence, who last week blamed China for the trade deficit that the US has with the Asian country and said that "the US has rebuilt China" with its investments in the last 25 years.
"These statements do not correspond to the facts, any country depends on itself to develop itself, if we have achieved many successes it has been thanks to our system, to our policy of reform and opening, and to the wisdom and hard work of the Chinese people" replied Lu.
He added that China has managed to develop "opening its doors" and carrying out "mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries."
The spokesman also emphasized that it is US companies that have obtained the most net profits in bilateral trade, and that that country has benefited from the rapid growth of China's economy and its huge consumer market.
"China has always followed the principles of the market in its foreign trade, we make fair deals, and for many years, the US has imported more products from China than it has sold here, and it is the United States that places limits on its export to China. Value-added products Accusing China of the trade deficit is not fair or reasonable, "Lu said.
The US and China have been in a trade war since July, when Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese imports from the technology sector and the Asian country responded with similar measures that mainly affect agricultural goods such as soy, which is grown in rural states that mostly voted in 2016 by Trump.