Wednesday, 15 May 2019
China announced Monday it would raise tariffs on $60 billion in US exports by next month,
In a new commentary published by Global Times, the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party, Beijing called the trade war the creation of just 'one person' and 'one team' - referring to Trump and his administration without naming names.
It said that the Trump administration hijacked the interests of all American people to fight the war with China.
The column, released on Monday, also claimed that Washington has been 'lying non-stop throughout the war' because otherwise Trump's team 'won't feel motivated'.
Larry Kudlow has acknowledged that U.S. consumers and businesses will pay the tariffs that the Trump administration has imposed on billions of dollars of Chinese goods - even though President Trump himself insisted in a tweet, incorrectly, that China pays.
'China is not a small country and does not earn our daily bread from U.S. only.
The column concluded by saying that 'the U.S. side fights because of its greed and arrogance' while China simply launched an counterattack 'to protect our legitimate rights and interests'.
'As for China, our entire country and all people are hijacked in the meantime. For us, this is a real "People's War".'