The People`s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, said China will be able to withstand the trade war and Trump`s policies will affect American consumers.  Despite all the fanfare – and the unusual appearance of a president when signing a bilateral trade agreement – this is more of a ceasefire than a victory – with only a small portion of the reverse tariffs and relatively small concessions granted by both sides. Tariffs on about two-thirds of the goods Americans buy from China Trade pact: Trump, China is promoting a preliminary “phase one” trade deal, including the lifting of impending tariffs Globally, foreign direct investment has slowed.  The trade war has hurt the European economy, particularly Germany, despite trade relations between Germany and China and between Germany and the United States. stay well.  The Canadian economy is also negatively impacted.  Like the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and South Korea also posted a “weak manufacturing performance” in 2019.  Several Asian governments have taken stimulus measures to remedy the damage caused by the trade war, although economists have said this may not be effective.  The CEOs of U.S. steel producers Nucor Corp, United States Steel Corp, ArcelorMittal SA, and Commercial Metals Co have all supported Trump`s steel tariffs against China, as well as the United Steelworkers.      Scott Paul, president of the associated Alliance for American Manufacturing, also supported the tariffs, and opposed proposals to reverse them in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
 In 2019, he criticized the stagnation of trade negotiations, saying, “Trump would have torn any Democrat apart for this outcome.”  Lawrence J. Lau, a professor of economics in Hong Kong, argues that one of the main causes of the trade war is the growing struggle between China and the United States for global economic and technological dominance. He says, “It is also a reflection of the rise of populism, isolationism, nationalism and protectionism almost everywhere in the world, including in the United States.”  Trump used equally grandiose language at the ceremony, saying the deal “marks an equal change in international trade.” President Trump on Wednesday signed a first trade deal with China, ending the first chapter of a protracted and economically damaging battle with one of the world`s largest economies. .