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According to an article  published in the Wall Street Journal, US President Trump said that it’s highly unlikely that  he would accept Beijing’s requests to hold off on increasing tariffs to 25% on $200 billion of imports.

Key quotes (via Reuters)

  • Trump says he expects to move ahead with boost on China tariffs.
  • Trump says if  he can’t reach a trade deal with China, he will go ahead with tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods.
  • Trump says tariff level like 10% on goods like iPhones and laptops could temper consumer backlash.