Zhong Shan, China's Commerce Minister, says China will not back down in the face of US demands as the trade war escalates. Photo: Simon Song

China won’t back down in trade war with US: commerce minister

In Beijing’s strongest response yet, key official says: ‘They don’t know the history and culture of this unyielding nation’

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Zhong Shan, China's Commerce Minister, says China will not back down in the face of US demands as the trade war escalates. Photo: Simon Song
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.