MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In case if this happens, the trade between the two countries would be paralyzed, the Global Times newspaper reported on Sunday.
According to the newspaper, US auto and iPhone sales would experience a setback, its maize and soybean imports to China would be stopped and Boeing aircraft orders would be replaced by Airbus.
Nevertheless, the newspaper noted that the newly-elected US president was not likely to change the pattern of interests between Washington and Beijing as China-US trade was driven by mutual benefits and a win-win situation.
During his campaign, Trump accused China of currency manipulations and proposed to raise the issue of the country's commitment to World Trade Organization rules. The president-elect also vowed to impose a 45-percent tariff on imports from China, blaming the cheap imports for the loss of jobs in the United States.