What is the G20 summit and why does it matter?

Trump’s Chinese Tariffs Target Consumer Electronics, Including Sony and PlayStation

Trump’s Chinese Tariffs Target Consumer Electronics, Including Sony and PlayStation

Angered by rampant inflation and soaring unemployment, an alliance of Argentine activist groups and trade unions plans a major protest in central Buenos Aires on Friday, the summit's first day.

Under the administration of President Donald Trump, Washington has taken a harder line towards Beijing, especially on trade, and has insisted that the pressure will not relent until China comes to the table with a deal that addresses long-running concerns.

Trump on Tuesday threatened to cancel his planned talks with Putin at the G20 summit, but the Kremlin said it still expected the encounter to go ahead.

"We need them to agree a constructive way forward on global trade".

The rising trade tensions have been flagged by economists and the International Monetary Fund, among others, as a potential risk to the global economy.

No less a figure than Larry Kudlow, the director of the White House's National Economic Council, emphasized the importance of the discussions on November 27.

"Watch this space, as he [Trump] would say", he said.

PM Modi is expected to meet the United States President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo for a trilateral meet on the sidelines of the summit.

President Ramaphosa will also chair a BRICS Leaders' Summit on the margins of the G20.

Trump has also threatened to impose auto tariffs on Europe and Japan that officials have said could cost him his fragile remailing global alliances.

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Trump's announcement came less than an hour after he told reporters before boarding a plane to Argentina that it was a "very good time" to meet with Putin. Forced technology transfers mandated by China and alleged unfair trade practices have particularly irked the U.S. government. -China trade war, and is more likely an indication that the conflict is set to intensify, rather than deescalate.

But, at the same time, he cautioned the US was prepared to forge ahead with the new tariffs in the belief China would fold first.

The key representatives in the Chinese delegation remain unknown. China has also been called out for its unfair trade practices such as its dumping of subsidised goods in the United States market, stealing intellectual property and proliferating counterfeit goods.

China will have to give way on "fairness and reciprocity", he said, warning that USA concerns over intellectual property theft and China's forced technology transfers "must be solved". Cohen said Thursday that the US President had spoken more extensively during the election with him about the project than he had initially admitted in Congress.

"That system is built on rules and openness".

"Australians have always prospered from this approach".

"China will make efforts to further open its door to the outside world", Xi told the Spanish Senate. The two sides also vowed to "work to reduce barriers and increase trade in services, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical products, as well as soybeans". -China trade relations, tariffs, and the possibility of a deal.

The first major casualty of the China-US trade war is getting "back into business, fast" according to the president of the United States.

The South China Morning Post last week reported that Chinese vice minister of commerce Wang Shouwen warned against a repeat of the APEC failure at G20.

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