UPDATED 11:20 a.m. PT – Weds. January 2, 2019
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is looking to keep the pressure on China ahead of trade talks with Beijing in the coming days.
Reports on Wednesday claim Lighthizer has told Pres. Trump he may need to implement more tariffs on China as a way of getting leverage on the Asian nation. He is reportedly concerned about the U.S. being given empty promises or temporary fixes and believes China may use those tactics to get concessions from the U.S.
The two sides are in the middle of their 90 day trade truce and will hold face to face talks on Monday.