Us-based chinese restaurants suffer from trade tensions

Added On June 25, 2019

 The prolonged, U.S.-initiated trade disputes with China have cast a shadow over U.S. businesses.

This includes some 38,000 Chinese restaurants in the U.S., which are suffering from the inflated prices of materials and ingredients.
CNC went to find out more.
Samuel Wang owns two restaurants in Philadelphia, featuring the cuisine of his home province, Shaanxi.
Some 30 percent of the ingredients, sauces and beverages he and his chefs use every day are imported from China.
No substitutes found in the United States can have the same taste.
Now, he is concerned about the ongoing trade disputes between the world's two largest economies.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Chinese): SAMUEL WANG, Restaurant Owner
“Because our commonly used ingredients like dried chili, rice, vinegar, are all imported from China, some of them are becoming more expensive[...]We have experienced an average increase of about 25% in price."
So far, Wang has not raised prices at his restaurants, as he knows that would harm his hard-earned customer loyalty.
He told CNC that he would really like to see an immediate end to the trade tensions between China and the U.S.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Chinese): SAMUEL WANG, Restaurant Owner
"I hope that the trade dispute ends as soon as possible, which will be the greatest news for businesses and consumers. If it can't be contained, the catering industry and all other businesses will receive a further blow, and those who lose the most are the U.S. consumers."