According to the data of the Chinese customs administration, in April the trade surplus of the PRC with the US rose to 22 billion 190 million dollars from 15 billion 430 million dollars in March. In the first four months of 2018, China's trade surplus with the United States amounted to 80.4 billion dollars. The world fears that the US and Chinese authorities can unleash a trade war that will damage global growth. The US has put forward a number of requirements to China, including a reduction in trade imbalances of $100 billion a year and an end to the support of producers from China. In a document sent by the US authorities to the talks held in Beijing, it is said that China's industrial policy creates problems for the US economy and security, The Wall Street Journal reports.