China says US’ new 10% tariff ‘not a constructive’ way to end trade war

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) said that Mr Trump's new tariffs will not facilitate an agreement, but lead to more difficulties. “We’re concerned that today’s action will drive the Chinese from the negotiating table, reducing hope raised by a second round of talks that ended this week in Shanghai,” council president Craig Allen said in a statement. Mr Allen said it was “disconcerting that the additional tariffs were announced after learning yesterday that the talks were considered constructive," and that another meeting of negotiators would take place in Washington D.C. in early September. “We’re concerned these additional tariffs will further erode our reputation as a reliable supplier, and our farmers, workers and consumers will suffer more,” said Mr Allen, adding that his organisation is also worried about potential retaliation from China.