This article originally appeared on Fox News on August 7, 2019.
President Trump’s strategic counter-tariffs on China have been deliberate, predictable and business-like – contrary to Beijing’s series of broken promises and the self-serving misinformation that China’s state-run media are peddling.
The president recently announced that the U.S. will follow through to implement a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports Sept. 1. The10 percent tariff had been put on hold earlier this year after a personal meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Chinese government is now attempting to portray President Trump’s action as erratic and capricious, but nothing could be further from the truth.
China has failed to uphold the commitments Xi made during the Trump-Xi meeting, forcing President Trump’s hand.
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