US President Donald Trump claims that consumers in the US will not be affected by higher US tariffs on Chinese products. DW talks to the president of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Amrita Narlikar.
Global trade tensions have been brewing for months with tariffs and counter-tariffs flying between the US, China and several other countries. The US government has now challenged some of the tariffs at WTO level.
US carmaker Tesla raised prices for some of its electric car models in China, becoming the first manufacturer to do so as trade tensions between Washington and Beijing hit producers. Other firms may soon follow suit.
Government consultations between Germany and China in Berlin on Monday aim to send a signal of closer bilateral cooperation in light of a worsened trade spat with the US. But some hurdles have yet to be overcome.
China's surplus with the United States has hit a fresh record, adding to the current trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. Beijing blamed the imbalance on structural problems in the US.
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