Chinese tire tariff reactions

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“We may import fewer tyres from China, but this decision is not going to jumpstart moribund domestic tyre production. This is protectionism without the protection. Pure appeasement politics: calculated and cynical.” – Charles Freeman, CSIS

“This is a grave act of trade protectionism. Not only does it violate WTO rules, it contravenes commitments the United States government made at the [April] G20 financial summit.” – Chen Deming, China’s minister of commerce

“Barack Obama does something really stupid.” – Brad DeLong

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