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The Washington Post published a editorial Thursday, warning that President Biden’s review of President Trump’s China tariff removal would be a significant mistake.

The article, titled ‘Biden could be about to goof off with China’, warned that it would be ‘irresponsible’ and a ‘big political loser’ for the Biden administration to drop Trump’s China tariffs. .

“The goal of President Biden’s five-day trip to South Korea and Japan is to show that the United States is committed to the region and standing up to China,” wrote columnist Josh Rogin.

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US President Joe Biden listens while virtually meeting Xi Jinping, China’s President, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, US, Monday, November 15, 2021.
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“But some U.S. officials and business interests are calling on Biden to give Beijing a huge, undeserved economic concession, saying it will help the U.S. economy. Such a step would be wrong politically, economically, and for U.S.-China relations,” continued Rogin. . “Given the disastrous effects of price increases on Biden’s polls at home, it’s no wonder the president is looking for ways to deal with the inflation crisis.”

Rogin said the Biden administration is facing pressure from Treasury Department officials, Wall Street and the business community to scrap the tariffs. However, national security officials fear this will give China too much leverage.

“The battle of internal administration has now come to the fore, with the Treasury Department favoring the removal of some tariffs, and parts of the National Security Council and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing them. Biden is expected to rule soon.”

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US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday, May 20, 2022.

US President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday, May 20, 2022.
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Rogin writes that Trump’s tariffs are not a cause of inflation, citing data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

“The battle of internal administration has now come to the fore, with the Treasury Department favoring the removal of some tariffs, and parts of the National Security Council and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative opposing them. Biden should rule soon, he said. wrote. “Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis supports the argument that removing some of these tariffs would have little or no measurable effect on inflation. The benefits to consumers are illusory.”

As Biden travels to Asia to promote economic relations with countries in the region, Rogin says the lifting of tariffs on China “sends exactly the wrong message to the region at exactly the wrong time.”

Rogin equates lifting tariffs on China with “giving up the fight against China’s unfair economic practices”.

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Rogin criticized Biden for potentially breaking “his previous promise not to unilaterally lift tariffs unless China’s behavior improves.”

“As China’s economy struggles under the erratic policies of its dictatorial government, Washington should help American businesses out of China, not help them in. We should do more to deal with the economic aggression of China, no less,” he wrote. “The good news: There’s still time for Biden to dodge this stupid money idea.”