The US trade representative Dai Qi also said that she would not give up tariffs on China. Why was she so addicted?

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The US trade representative Dai Qi also said that she would not give up tariffs on China. Why was she so addicted?

2022-06-23 18:17:42 8 ℃

[Global Times-Global Network Reporter Ni Hao] US trade representative Dai Qi once again stated that she did not give up the position of tariffs on China. In sharp contrast to tariffs on China as an important option. Dai Qi, who does not cancel China, does not cancel China. As a US trade representative, what is the intention to deal with China and trade relations?

"As a trade representative, never give up"

According to Bloomberg report, Dai Qi once again expressed her stance that she did not intend to give up tariffs on China when attending the Congress hearing on Wednesday. She said, "In my opinion, tariffs on China are an important bargaining chip, and a trade representative will never give up it."

"Because of being a trade representative, it is not possible to give up tariffs." It has been guessed by domestic experts. Earlier, Lu Xiang, a researcher at the American Institute of Social Sciences, analyzed in an interview with a reporter from the Global Times that the most important responsibility of the US Trade Representative Office (USTR) is to handle US foreign trade policies. Tariff measures are the most important exercise functions. One of the ways. Lu Xiang said that the cancellation of tariffs on China is equivalent to stripping the "weapon" of Daiqi's combat against China, which will make its role in the US government.

But at present, Dai Qi's tough statement is not only different from the financial minister who advocates relaxation of tariffs on China and the Minister of Commerce Raymond, but also increasingly departing from US President Biden's policy tendency.

According to US media reports, on June 18 and June 21, Biden had two expression plans to speak with Chinese leaders to discuss the desire to tariffs on China. According to the Associated Press, on June 18, local time, Biden hinted in an interview with reporters that he was getting closer to making decisions on the reduction of tariffs on China. He said at the time, "I'm making a decision."

Obviously, in the face of the increasingly nearest midterm elections, Biden is eager to solve the problem of inflation that has been high for three consecutive months. In May, the level of 8.6%of the 8.6%of the inflation level of 40 years was displayed, and Biden's efforts have no effect at present. Cancellation of tariffs on China and reducing domestic prices have become increasingly eager to consider in Biden.

However, Dai Qi "lobby" Biden at the hearing on Wednesday. She believes that improving tariffs on Chinese goods is an important bargaining chip in Sino -US relations, which is harmless from the perspective of negotiation. Dai Qi argued that "At present, what we can do is limited, especially for inflation." She said that tariffs and other trading tools can "help improve the American economy's competitive position in the medium- and long -term."

Reuters believes that from Daiqi's remarks, she can see that she is still imposing influence from Biden to maintain tariffs on China, especially at the critical moment of Bayon's wanting to relieve inflation by relaxation of China.

Dai Qi, who has been tough "

As a US trade representative, Daiqi's tough stance on tariffs on China has not changed. And with its predecessor and Trump's trading representative Littichizer.

On March 17, 2021, Daiqi voted to become a US trade representative by voting. On March 28 of that year, she first talked about tariffs on China in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. She said that the United States has not been ready to cancel tariffs on imported goods in China in the near future. She believes that tariffs can help protect US companies from subsidizing foreign competition, and cancellation of tariffs may damage the economy. Dai Qi also said, "No negotiator will give up chips."

For a long time after Biden came to power, it has been evaluated by the trade policy of China without major adjustments. On October 4, 2021, Daiqi first issued a conversation with China ’s trade policy at a think tank event. When involving tariffs on China, Daiqi said that the Bayeon government will continue to maintain Trump's tariffs on China and will start targeted tariffs on China.

However, one year after the current administration of the United States, with the increasingly strong attitude towards the Bayeng government on China, Daiqi's statement on tariffs on China has also become clearer, that is, it is clear that tariffs against China are clearly opposed to the cancellation of China.

On May 2nd, Dai Qi said in an interview at a meeting in Los Angeles that the United States' solution to soaring prices needed co -effort for currency, finance and taxation. She pointed out that reducing tariffs on China can be part of the strategic research, and it should be studied through a strategic perspective, and any policy transformation needs to pay attention to mid -term goals.

On May 23, Bayeng, who was visiting Japan at a press conference, said in an interview that all tax customs clearance was imposed by the previous government, and he was considering cutting tariffs on Chinese goods. At this time, the level of inflation in the United States has soared to the highest level in the past 40 years. However, the next day, Dai Qi responded to Biden's statement in an interview with Bloomberg TV. She said that when the United States decided whether to revoke punitive tariffs on Chinese goods, she must start from a strategic perspective. Everything in the United States adopts a strategic attitude and should focus on how to effectively adjust China -US trade and economic relations.

On June 6, Daiqi said at a event in Washington, saying that Washington should put tariffs on the United States' overall strategy of China's overall strategy. The implication is that maintaining tariffs on China is conducive to the realization of the overall strategy of the United States.

Daiqi's obsession with tariffs is closely related to her political career experience. According to BBC, before 2014, Dai Qi served as chief consultant to trade law enforcement in the US Trade Representative Office in charge of Chinese affairs. During the period, the Obama administration proposed in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to file a lawsuit against China. During the period, the United States filed a lawsuit against the WTO, arguing that China's rare earth exports restricted "violation of the WTO rules." What is the intention to do not cancel the tariff?

Comprehensive Daiqi's statement of tariffs on China has been targeted more than a year. She believes that the United States should formulate more comprehensive overall strategic measures on a higher level, and teamed up with the so -called "non -market -oriented practices" that fight against China to fight against China. To enhance the competitiveness of the United States. The tariff on China is a bargaining chip with a bargain with China, which cannot be easily canceled.

At the hearing on Wednesday, Daiqi reiterated her previous argument again, emphasizing the overall measures beyond the tariff, focusing on long -term strategy to cope with competition from China, and to attract Western allies to join the United States to fight against China against China. In the camp.

Dai Qi has not changed this strategic thinking for China. On March 22, 2021, Shortly after Daiqi voted for the US trade representative, Dai Qi said with the British International Trade Secretary Leeds Tellas, and said that the United States and Britain joined hands to solve the so -called "non -market economy like China like China. Sports' unfair trade practices ".

On March 1st this year, the annual trade policy report released by USTR also reflected the idea of ​​Daiqi's trade policy on China. According to earlier reports of the Global Times, the part of this report on the title of "re -adjusting the trade policy to China" in this report, saying that the USTR will use all the tools in the economic toolbox and develop new tools when necessary, and develop new tools when necessary, and develop new tools when necessary, and develop new tools when necessary. In order to defend the interests of the United States. The report also pointed out that in the face of China's "non -marketization" behavior, the United States is directly concerned to China and accelerates cooperation with allies and partners. On March 30, Daiqi always bounced again. When testing at the US Congress, the United States continued to pressure China. However, she did not mention specific new measures to China.

Huo Jianguo, vice chairman of the China World Trade Organization Research Association, said in an interview with the Global Times reporter on the 23rd that from his own functional positioning, Dai Qi regards tariffs as a means of suppressing China's economic and trade, so he is unwilling to let go easily. Essence However, Daiqi is actually unable to obstruct when Biden is increasingly increasingly increasingly relaxed. However, a series of conditions will be proposed as the exchange of tariffs on China. Otherwise, as a trade representative, the interest group that cannot adhere to the domestic tariffs on China cannot be explained, nor can it be responsible for the unfavorable situation in the midterm election due to inflation problems.