Trump transition team could raise tariffs on Chinese-made goods
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
(Taiwan, News) — A fierce critic of China was tapped Wednesday for a newly created position to head
the White House National Trade Council. The appointment is believed to signal a tougher U.S. trade policy towards China following Donald Trump’s inauguration next January.
Chinese state media expressed discontent with Trump’s pick.
Harvard-trained economist Peter Navarro was chosen by Trump to lead a new presidential office for US trade and industrial policy. He is also the co-author of the book “Death By China: Confronting the Dragon” and helped adapt the book into a documentary film. Trump has singled out Navarro’s work as influencing his views on trade.
A Taiwan-friendly economist and policy adviser to Trump [FULL STORY]