The upcoming G20 summit is leaving China a bit restless and uneasy. The government is gearing up with its list of trade war demands still making it very clear that America did not do great with the tariffs fiasco. A senior Chinese official made multiple public statements recently, giving us a hint of China’s terms of negotiation during the summit.
If the Trump government is putting increased pressure on China for concession, China is also ready to fight. The Chinese official also criticized strategies the U.S applying on China for the trade game. Chinese government has also laid down a white paper which its specific requirements regarding the trade deal. The paper states or demands the U.S removal of all extra tariffs. It also demands the U.S to realistically purchase Chinese goods. One of the reports by Bloomberg has called these requirements balanced in terms of agreement. This entire saga is a result of the American government banning or blacklisting Huawei.
Initially the negotiations on the China side were led by Wang Shouwen, Chinese Vice Minister for Commerce. This time he is emphasizing the U.S taking the responsibility of striking a balance between the trade talks. Keeping it reasonable and not letting it collapse. He wants a balanced and fruitful talk between the two countries. Wang has also suggested they would like to show cooperation if the same comes from the other side as well. But, he is also upset with the U.S government’s behavior as he believes they have faced many difficult situations and tried to find many workable solutions between them but the U.S government does not show any consideration.
Chinese government officials are trying their hardest to stand together in this difficult times. Wei Fenghe, Defense Minister for China is reinforcing Wang’s statements in different forums as a symbol of their unity.