[ti:Trump, China Criticize Opposing Trade Actions] [by:www.51voa.com] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM [00:00.88]United States President Donald Trump has criticized U.S. trade relations with China. [00:09.96]The president expressed opposition to what he called "stupid trade" relations with China. [00:18.72]His comments appeared Monday on the Twitter social media service. [00:26.12]"When a car is sent to the United States from China, [00:30.60]there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%," Trump said on Twitter. [00:38.44]"When a car is sent to China from the United States, [00:42.80]there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. [00:48.04]Does that sound like free or fair trade. [00:51.88]No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE - going on for years!" he wrote. [00:59.88]His tweet comes after the U.S. and China [01:03.72]have each announced lists of imported products that will face new taxes. [01:11.40]Earlier Monday, China's foreign ministry said [01:15.32]that trade talks under the current conditions were not possible. [01:21.72]However, on Sunday, Trump tweeted that he believed [01:26.37]trade disputes with China would be solved. [01:31.20]He said, "China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do." [01:40.12]Trump added that he believed taxes on trade [01:44.52]between the two sides would become reciprocal. [01:50.00]He also said he believed that there would be a deal on intellectual property [01:57.00]that would be good for the future of both countries. [02:02.28]The U.S. leader called Chinese President Xi Jinping "a friend" [02:08.12]no matter what happens in the trade dispute. [02:13.60]Last week, China announced tariffs on more than 100 U.S. products, [02:20.64]including vehicles and plastic goods. [02:25.36]The list also includes agricultural products, [02:29.96]such as soybeans, wheat, corn, beef and tobacco. [02:38.00]The new tariffs would affect $50 billion worth of American products. [02:44.68]The move followed a Trump administration announcement [02:50.12]that it plans to impose tariffs on about $50 billion dollars in Chinese exports. [02:59.36]A list of products has yet to be identified. [03:04.40]However, after China announced its latest measures on Thursday, [03:10.36]President Trump suggested that he might impose additional tariffs. [03:16.24]He said those taxes might affect $100 billion in Chinese goods. [03:26.68]The suggestion added to growing tensions over trade. [03:33.32]Speaking to CBS News Sunday, [03:37.24]U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, [03:42.20]while there is a risk of a trade war, [03:45.80]he does not believe one will take place. [03:50.44]"Our expectation is that we don't think there will be a trade war. [03:56.52]Our objective is to continue to have discussions with China. [04:02.28]I don't expect there will be a trade war," he said. [04:07.52]Many U.S. lawmakers are concerned that American businesses [04:13.20]could be hurt if China sets up more tariffs on U.S. goods. [04:20.16]Gary Hufbauer is with the Peterson Institute for International Economics. [04:27.80]He told VOA that the president and Trump administration officials [04:33.92]recognize that tariffs would be "very damaging to both economies." [04:42.76]Hufbauer noted that, "The short-term impact would be highly adverse. [04:50.24]Both sides have a lot to gain by negotiations [04:55.32]rather than actually implementing a tariff war," he said. [05:00.52]I'm Mario Ritter. [05:04.84]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM