Overall, U.S. energy exports were the worst performers, with less than 40% of previous targets (Chart 4). (Exports of all covered energy products exceeded 2017 levels, as the United States has not been a major exporter of energy products to China in the past.) The fact that commitments are measured in dollars, not volume (for example. B barrels of oil) will discourage the achievement of the target. As a result, lower oil prices in 2020 have made it even more unlikely that China can meet this target. An August 2019 CAPS/Harris Poll showed that 67% of registered voters wanted the U.S. to face Beijing because of its trade policy, while 74% of respondents said U.S. consumers would bear most of the burden of tariffs. Mark Penn, co-director of Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, said the poll shows strong U.S. public support for Trump`s trade policy against China, and said, “You realize that tariffs can have a negative impact on jobs and prices, but they think the fight is the right one.”  Minxin Pei, a Scholar of Chinese politics at Claremont McKenna California College, argued that Xi`s ambitions for China`s rebirth as a world power had been unveiled as hollow by the continuation of the trade conflict.  In the wake of the Galwan Valley turmoil in 2020, Indian commentators referred to the U.S.-China trade war as part of their comprehensive analysis of the impact of the skirmish on future india-China relations.
       But other traditionally strong U.S. exports to China have also suffered. In the past, aircraft were the largest U.S. exporters to China, but sales in 2020 were only 18% of previous targets (see Chart 2). After the Boeing 737 MAX plane crashed in 2018 and 2019, China announced it would cancel a series of un delivered aircraft orders in April 2020. (More broadly, the 737 MAX was grounded and Boeing stopped production of the model between January and May 2020.) The trade war between China and the United States (Chinese: 贸易战; Pinyin: Zhéngméi Méoyzhén) is a persistent economic conflict between China and the United States.