Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He leaves the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington on Thursday. Photo: AP

China vows to implement ‘necessary countermeasures’ in response to Donald Trump’s US tariff increase

  • Increase from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on US$200 billion of Chinese goods was threatened by the US president in a tweet on Sunday
  • Vice-Premier Liu He is in Washington for the 11th round of talks, but left a meeting with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after less than 90 minutes
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He leaves the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington on Thursday. 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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