Chinese tire tariff reactions

“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