Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. Photo: AP

China lashes out at Donald Trump’s claims it reneged on trade deal and vows to ‘safeguard’ its interests

  • Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng says ‘China is committed and has kept its promises, and this has never changed’
  • Vows that in response to US tariffs, China will safeguard ‘its legitimate rights and interests’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng speaks during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. Photo: AP
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After the US government confirmed the tariff increase from 10 per cent to 25 per cent by filing a notice with the Federal Register, the official portal for public policy updates, Beijing said it “will have no choice but to implement countermeasures”. Photo: AFP

US firms fear retaliation to Donald Trump’s tariffs will be ‘final nail in the coffin’ for exports to China

  • US Dairy Council fears for the future of its access to the huge consumer market with Beijing expected to respond to the anticipated new 25 per cent rate on Friday
  • Exporters of blueberry, whiskey and wine also say that Beijing’s retaliation would put a dampener on their business, which is already reeling from previous tariffs
Topic |   US-China trade war

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After the US government confirmed the tariff increase from 10 per cent to 25 per cent by filing a notice with the Federal Register, the official portal for public policy updates, Beijing said it “will have no choice but to implement countermeasures”. Photo: AFP
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