Top US fashion show welcomes Chinese goods

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Added On August 17, 2019

Now turning to Las Vegas, where at the MAGIC Show, some big figures of the U.S. apparel industry have voiced their opposition to the U.S. administration's escalating tariffs on China. 
 
The MAGIC Show is one of the largest and most influential fashion trade shows in America.
 
And also a meeting point of manufacturing resources from around the world.
 
As trade tensions ignited by the White House are dealing blows to buyers and sellers from the U.S. and China, some American retailers?are voicing support for their Chinese counterparts.
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): MATT PRIEST, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
“Our relationship with China is very important, it’s our top supplier of footwear. We have a strong business relationship with China, and in spite of some of the challenges that we currently facing, we are hopeful that we will continue to have a strong presence and work with China on buying great quality footwear.”
 
SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): RICK HELFENBEIN, American Apparel and Footwear Association
“We are big on trade, and we've long had a wonderful relationship with China, 41 percent of our apparels, 72 percent of our footwear, 84 percent of our accessories come to the United States from China."