He said China's recent claims of "openness and globalisation" are "a joke".
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who views China as a hostile economic and military power, said on Tuesday that China has underestimated Trump's resolve to impose more tariffs unless it changes its "predatory" trade practices.
Are US and China on the brink of a trade war? "This would likely violate WTO rules, but I suspect China will care about violating WTO rules as much as Trump does".
China has threatened "qualitative" as well as "quantitative" moves if the dispute worsens, meaning it could use inspections of goods, visa applications and other regulatory measures to make life more hard for U.S. companies doing business in China.
"If the USA side becomes irrational and issues the list, China will have to adopt measures that are comprehensive measures in quantity and quality in order to make strong countermeasures".
Trump warned that these additional tariffs would take effect if Beijing put its reciprocal trade measures into effect, or if it failed to reform its polices on intellectual property.
Both the United States and Chinese tariffs are slated to go into effect on July 6.
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The China trade offensive is only one side of Trump's multi-front battle with all major U.S. economic partners.
The contribution of the Chinese factories in this process is estimated to be only 3.6% of the shipping price, yet US trade statistics attribute 100% of the value of imported iPhones to China and so hugely overstate the size of the U.S.
China had offered to ramp up purchases of American goods by $70 billion to help cut its yawning trade surplus with the United States, whereas Trump had demanded a $200 billion deficit cut.
Wall Street slumped in midday trade as trade tensions between China and the USA continued, as the two largest economies in the world faced a tit-for-tat over trade tariffs. The two sides have been involved in negotiations with China offering to buy $70 billion dollars in USA goods. "We will continue using all available tools to create a better and fairer trading system for all Americans".
Trump, speaking to a gathering of small business owners in Washington, is railing again against the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying the US can no longer afford to be the "stupid country". "We do our best to call out unfair economic behaviors as well".
"Further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices, open its market to United States goods, and accept a more balanced trade relationship with the United States", Trump said in a statement yesterday.