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Spared until now, mobile telephones, the biggest US import from China, would be engulfed if Trump activates the $267 billion tariff list.

On Friday, Wall Street stocks ended lower while world share indexes registered their biggest weekly declines in nearly six months after Trump threatened tariffs on a further US$267 billion worth of Chinese imports, on top of earlier promises to levy duties on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

It now appears as though Trump's claim that Ford can now move production of their vehicle, the Focus Active, to the United States, is, as Trump would call it, "FAKE NEWS".

Official and private manufacturing surveys for China show global demand for Chinese goods is clearly on the wane, with export orders shrinking for months in a row."Risks have increased due to the negative impacts of China-U.S. trade friction. We hope, instead, that you will reconsider these measures and work to find other, more effective solutions that leave the USA economy and USA consumer stronger and healthier than ever before", Apple said.

The tweet followed a letter Apple sent to the Trump administration saying that the proposed $200 billion tariffs on Chinese-made products would result in many Apple products getting hit by the 25 percent increase in import tax.

China's exports to the United States have been unexpectedly resilient, rising by double digits in July and August despite the US tariff hikes. "This vehicle can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!" Beijing has threatened to retaliate against any measures out of Washington.

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The book paints a rather negative view of the Trump administration , highlighting the chaos within the White House . For example, a Trump tweet about the Korean crisis alarmed the Pentagon, the author said.

"Chinese trade data and a ballooning record surplus with the United States over the weekend won't have helped".

"Make your products in the United States instead of China", he tweeted this weekend.

China's imports from the United States a year ago totaled $153.9 billion.

Fitness tracker maker Fitbit said increased tariffs would compromise its investments in US -based innovation.

Ford Motor Company on Sunday pushed back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTiger Woods calls Nike's Kaepernick campaign a "beautiful spot" EPA lost more than 1,500 workers in first 18 months of Trump administration: report Trump: Races that GOP was not thinking about winning "are now very close" MORE's claim that it can build a China-made hatchback model in the USA after it scrapped plans to sell it domestically because of the president's tariffs.

China's entirely state-controlled media also have encouraged consumer boycotts against Japanese, South Korean and other products during disputes with those governments.


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