Mar 4, 2019

Altering China's Behavior without Using Tariffs

Daniel Griswold Senior Research Fellow

President Trump made the right call this week by extending the hard March 2 deadline when tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods would've increase to 25 percent from 10 percent.

Both sides should use the extra time to fashion an agreement that moves China in a reform-oriented direction while continuing the robust, mutually beneficial trade ties between the world’s two largest economies.

The Trump administration’s complaints against China have merit. As the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) laid out in a report last year, the Chinese government has been lax in enforcing intellectual property rights...

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