Biden’s China Trade Policy Should Be Revised Put More Effective Pressure on Beijing: Experts

News Analysis Tariffs on products and goods imported from or exported to China have undeniably sent a strong message to Xi Jinping’s regime about its chronic human rights abuses and violations of the terms of its World Trade Organization (WTO) membership. Though they are well-intentioned and have had some impact on Beijing’s conduct, it may be time to consider revising the U.S. approach and applying pressure in a more targeted manner attuned to economic realities, experts said this week. That may be preferable to scrapping tariffs altogether. During the U.S.-China trade war, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of Chinese imports in response to Beijing’s unfair trade practices. In recent remarks, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen mentioned the possibility of easing or eliminating tariffs. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai also said in October that some Trump-era tariffs would be unwound. Such a step may seem consistent with a …

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