A worker walking through a warehouse at the Han-steel plant in Handan in China's northern Hebei province. Despite fierce opposition from inside the White House, US President Donald Trump announced punishing steel and aluminium tariffs on Thursday, teeing up what some suggested could become a possible trade war with major producers, as well as China. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong and China stocks fall after Trump’s plans for foreign metals tariffs fuel trade war fears

US plans to impose 25pc tariff on imports of steel and 10pc on aluminium, fuelling speculation that global manufacturers will be hit and draw retaliation

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A worker walking through a warehouse at the Han-steel plant in Handan in China's northern Hebei province. Despite fierce opposition from inside the White House, US President Donald Trump announced punishing steel and aluminium tariffs on Thursday, teeing up what some suggested could become a possible trade war with major producers, as well as China. Photo: AFP
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