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WorldTrump warns China against 'another Tiananmen Square,' says Tim Cook made 'compelling' tariff case

02:50  19 august  2019
02:50  19 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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President Trump told reporters on Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook privately made a "very compelling argument" that the administration's tariffs "I have a lot of respect for Tim Cook , and Tim was talking to me about tariffs . And, one of the things, and he made a good case , is that Samsung is

Trump said Cook made a "good case " that it would be difficult for Apple to pay tariffs , when Samsung does not face the same hurdle because much of "I thought he made a very compelling argument," Trump said . The president had dinner with Apple's CEO on Friday. Trump has ordered 10% tariffs

President Trump told reporters on Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook privately made a "very compelling argument" that the administration's tariffs on Chinese-assembled goods have made an unfair impact on the California-based tech giant, because its chief rival, Samsung, has conducted most of its manufacturing in South Korea and did not have to pay the levy.

The president also issued a stern warning to China, saying there might not be an end to the trade war if the government resorts to "violence" to crush demonstrators in Hong Kong.

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Now, with the Trump administration saying on Monday that it will identify another 0 billion worth of Chinese goods that could face tariffs on top of the The Trump administration has told Mr. Cook that it would not place tariffs on iPhones, which are assembled in China , according to a person familiar

The Tiananmen Square protests, commonly known in mainland China as the June Fourth Incident ( Chinese : 六四事件, liùsì shìjiàn)

Trump announced last week he would delay major new tariffs on China for three months, and his latest comments hinted that more concessions may be forthcoming. The new ten-percent tariffs had been slated to go into effect Sept. 1, and would have affected Apple's signature iPhones.

"I had a very good meeting with Tim Cook," Trump said at an airport in New Jersey, on his way back to the White House. "I have a lot of respect for Tim Cook, and Tim was talking to me about tariffs. And, one of the things, and he made a good case, is that Samsung is their number-one competitor, and Samsung is not paying tariffs because they're based in South Korea."

Trump continued: "It's tough for Apple to pay tariffs if they're competing with a very good company that's not. I said, 'How good a competitor?' He said they're a very good competitor. ... I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I'm thinking about it."

Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US

Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US Donald Trump said Friday that tech giant Apple would be spending "vast sums" of money in the US in a tweet ahead of a dinner meeting with its CEO Tim Cook. They will be spending vast sums of money in the U.S. Great!" he tweeted at around 7 pm local time. The meeting follows Thursday's announcement from Apple that it has invested roughly $60 billion in the US, and currently employs some 90,000 people in the country. Many of the tech giant's products are assembled in China and the company opposes incoming tariffs -- an issue Trump is fixated on -- of 10 percent on goods manufactured in China, due to come into force on September 1.

President Donald Trump , right, speaks as Tim Cook , CEO of Apple, listens during the American Technology Council roundtable hosted at the White "I talked about trade and the importance of trade, and how I felt that two countries trading together make the pie larger," Cook said during an interview

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Earlier in the day, Trump had sounded a note of optimism on China, tweeting, "We are doing very well with China, and talking!"

At the airport though, the president took a tougher stance. He warned that a trade deal would not be possible if the Chinese government used force to crack down on demonstrators in Hong Kong, who largely have been protesting against an extradition bill proposed by Hong Kong's government that would permit certain extraditions to mainland China.

“I think it’d be very hard to deal if they do violence, I mean, if it’s another Tiananmen Square,” Trump said. “I think it’s a very hard thing to do if there’s violence.”

The president also rebuffed weekend reports that the U.S. was open to doing business with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The U.S. had placed the company an export blacklist in June citing national security concerns amid worries that it's worked with Chinese spy networks.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. On the agenda: Trump 's relationship with China , recently proposed tariffs , and trade. Apple, along with many tech companies, relies on intermediary goods from China to make products.

Trump said the US would continue to engage diplomatically with China to reduce the trade imbalance, even as he signed an action Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, said the tariffs would focus on theft of US technologies and said Trump "concluded that we should put in place tariffs on

Reuters and The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House was planning to announce on Monday a 90-day extension to a license allowing Huawei to provide service for U.S. customers. The temporary extension would be intended to allow the company to fulfill orders placed prior to the blacklist taking effect.

“I don’t want to do business at all because it is a national security threat,” Trump told reporters. “We’ll see what happens. I’m making a decision tomorrow."

Those remarks echoed Trump's comments at the White House last week.

“We are not going to do business with Huawei," Trump said at the time. "And, I really made the decision. It’s much simpler not doing any business with Huawei. ... That doesn’t mean we won’t agree to something if and when we make a trade deal."

But, the president's messaging has not always been consistent on the matter. In June, after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump had suggested that "we will keep selling" to Huawei, prompting administration officials to walk back the suggestion.

Throughout, Apple has focused its political capital on preserving its profit margins. In June, the company wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to urge the administration not to pursue tariffs against China.

At a private dinner, Tim Cook told Trump that his tariffs are hurting Apple and helping Samsung

At a private dinner, Tim Cook told Trump that his tariffs are hurting Apple and helping Samsung Apple investors over the past few weeks have been particularly wary of looming tariff increases on a range of products imported from China. With some devices potentially subject to a tax as high as 25%, it's widely expected that Apple, when push comes to shove, will eat the tax as opposed to passing along the additional cost to consumers. Either way, Apple's bottom line is poised to take a hit. In the meantime, Apple has been lobbying hard to convince the Trump administration that tariffs might lead to a range of unintended consequences.

Tim Cook most recently met with President Trump on April 25th at the White House, a day after attending the But Cook made it clear that he wasn’t happy about the tariffs on Chinese goods, while acknowledging that some people have been hurt by the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China .

Tim Cook , in a White House meeting with President Trump last month, told the Cook , in a White House meeting with President Trump last month, told the president that a trade war The Cupertino, Calif., company will also soon make a push into original content such as movies and shows, saying it

"The proposed tariff list covers all of Apple’s major products, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, and AppleTV, as well as the parts and batteries used to repair products in the United States," Apple said.

"U.S. tariffs on Apple’s products would result in a reduction of Apple’s U.S. economic contribution," the company continued. "U.S. tariffs would also weigh on Apple’s global competitiveness. The Chinese producers we compete with in global markets do not have a significant presence in the U.S. market, and so would not be impacted by U.S. tariffs."

In a public-facing news release Thursday, ahead of Cook's dinner with Trump, Apple highlighted its growing investments in the U.S. economy.

"A significant amount of the jobs Apple supports in the US are found in the booming app economy, which is currently responsible for 1.9 million American jobs — an increase of 325,000 in the last two and a half years," Apple wrote in the release.

The company noted that it directly "employs 90,000 employees in all 50 states, putting the company on track to create 20,000 new jobs across the US by 2023."

For his part, Trump seemed receptive to the overtures even before his latest face-to-face with Apple's CEO.

“Having dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. They will be spending vast sums of money in the U.S. Great!” Trump tweeted on Friday night from Bedminster, New Jersey, where the two also dined last August.

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