On May 22, on her own program, The Point With Liu Xin, Liu a top anchor on the English-languag
e channel of CGTN, said the $600 billion figure is an estimate by a nonprofit organization that had not been verified.
Liu said it refers to the US’ possible IP loss to the world in a year, according to the organization’s report, China Daily reported.
She said Regan’s points were “all emotion” with “little substance”.
Regan responded on Twitter: “Hey #China State TV – let’s have an HONEST debate on #trade. You
accuse me of being ’emotional’ and not knowing my facts – wrong! You name the time and place, and I’ll be there!”
In accepting the challenge, Liu wrote on Twitter: “My name is not #China State TV. It’s LIU Xin and ple
ase, feel free to call me Xin. … But I don’t want to play any mud throwing game, if that’s what you prepare to do.”
ch means even if Beijing does not take countermeasures equal in scale to Washington’s, the US economy will not be left unscathed.
Tariff hike will harm both China and US
The list of products subject to US tariff hike covers daily necessities, light industry and machinery, with the main targets
being agricultural and food products, and general manufacturing goods produced by light industries.
In terms of agricultural and food products, China is the third-largest supplier to the US, with processed fruits and
vegetables; fruit and vegetable juice; fast food and snacks; fresh vegetables and tea leaves being the main items.