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Since talk of USA tariffs started, the New Taiwan dollar fell 1.9 percent, the Central Bank said, adding that robust fundamentals like abundant foreign reserves, healthy balance of payments and almost zero foreign debt put the country in good stead to weather fluctuations in related global capital flows.
U.S. officials accuse China of building its emerging industrial dominance by stealing the "crown jewels" of American technological know-how through cyber-theft, forced transfers of intellectual property and state-sponsored corporate acquisitions.
Beijing insists it's the injured party.
China's Ministry of Commerce also said it would look to report the U.S.to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday, accusing Washington of breaching worldwide trade laws.
Peterson pointed out that so-called red states have 3.9 million jobs linked to foreign trade, far more than the 2.5 million in blue states.
US customs officials will begin collecting an additional 25 percent tariff on imports from China of goods ranging from farming plows to semiconductors and airplane parts.
"From here, you've got to be really on your game and really talking to the marketing people that you're working with, make sure you're fully informed of what's going to happen", Wilson said.
"If U.S. -China trade tensions intensify, it would have an adverse effect on not only China but surrounding countries" that have close economic relations with Asia's biggest economy, said Toru Nishihama, chief economist at the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute. Trump has threatened to significantly raise the ante by eventually taxing up to $550 billion in Chinese products, which is actually more than the $506 billion in goods China shipped to the United States a year ago.
The Asian giant is already expected to cancel American soybean imports due to the 25% tariff on the legume and, according to Bloomberg, has already purchased 19 cargoes from Brazil.
Wei Jianguo, a former deputy Chinese commerce minister, said the conflict "will last for a long time", the South China Morning Post reported.
"You saw with China, 50 billion dollars - and another 200 billion dollars, frankly, is waiting".
This trade war will hit American agricultural exports such as pork and soybean hard, but if President Trump ups the ante, products like televisions and other household goods could also be hit, meaning consumers will face higher prices, Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, told the Associated Press.
China's exports to the United States increased by 5.4 percent in the first half, 13.9 percentage points slower than the same period a year ago, customs data showed.
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The US has applied tariffs on goods imported from China worth $34bn in the latest measures created to tackle its trade deficit with the Asian country.
In 1900, tariffs accounted for about 30% of the total value of U.S. imports, as the country was trying to restrict imports and develop its young industrial sector.
Trump has also called the state of trade between the U.S. and the EU "unfair", as official data shows a large trade surplus for the Europeans.
"Worrying development with escalation of tariffs between United States and China".
The rapid tit for tat follows weeks of anxious anticipation over the "trade remedies" President Trump vowed last month to implement. I've seen two hardliners struggle over a podium, vying for a chance to broadcast Trump's harsh message on economic issues, while the holdovers sit quietly at the side of the room.
"By threatening unilateral action without having any allies and not reducing domestic discord on trade, the Trump administration has invited China to stand tough", said Scott Kennedy, director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Washington imposed 25% duties on $34 billion of imports from China in the first of a possible series of increases that President Donald Trump says could affect up to $550 billion of Chinese goods.
While economists say the consequences of a spat between the world's two largest economies can be contained for now, there are fears that Donald Trump's stance on trade could cause serious damage to the global economy.
"President Trump has really left no exit ramps here", Gold told CNBC, adding, "We're in a downward spiral".
China is the biggest buyer of US soybeans, importing more than $12.4 billion worth of the oil seed in 2017.
China central banker Ma Jun said the first punches will have only a "limited impact" on the nation's economy, trimming GDP growth by 0.2 percentage points.
The official China Daily newspaper accused the Trump administration of "behaving like a gang of hoodlums".
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