Zimbabwe's ruiling party on US-China trade tensions

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Added On June 30, 2019

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has condemned the ongoing U.S.-initiated trade tension against China as unjustified and unnecessary and urged the two sides to quickly find an amicable and win-win solution to the trade impasse.
 
A party spokesperson made the remarks during a recent interview with CNC, adding that Zimbabwe is confident that the two countries will soon resolve the issue.
 
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Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has accused the United States of backtracking on its trade negotiation commitments with China.
 
Party spokesperson said U.S. allegations against China about theft of intellectual property and forced technology transfers are false and that Washington's exorbitant and prohibitive trade measures were aimed at derailing China's economic progress.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): SIMON KHAYA MOYO, ZANU-PF Party Spokesperson
"The United States so far has been using the advancement of China particularly in relation to the issue of intellectual property, theft and forced technology transfer to initiate the trade war between or against China, and therefore we are very cognizant of the fact that because of this technological breakthrough by China, certainly the United States is not very comfortable with this advancement."
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): SIMON KHAYA MOYO, ZANU-PF Party Spokesperson
"We also aware that the U.S has unfairly accused China of backtracking on its position, attempting to shift the blame for the so far conclusion talks onto China and looking for an excuse to impose more tariffs and we think this is unfair."
 
The spokesperson said the two countries should remain committed to dialogue to end the trade impasse, which he said has negatively impacted the world, particularly developing countries like Zimbabwe.
 
Zimbabwe's ruling party hopes that trade consultations between China and the United States can continue based on the principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH)SIMON KHAYA MOYO, ZANU-PF Party Spokesperson
"So my message as a (political) party is that the United States and China should continue to negotiate on a win-win basis. No threats should ever be used as a yardstick because once you do that, you must anticipate some response which may not be in your interest."