China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng. Photo: Xinhua

China ridicules US basis for tariffs, saying ‘real’ trade imbalance is only a third of what Donald Trump claims

  • Commerce Ministry report shows trade deficit between the world’s two largest economies just 37 per cent of the figure published by the US government
  • China and the United States are set to send delegations to a meeting of G20 trade ministers later this week in Japan
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China's Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow. Photo: EPA

China has ‘ability and confidence’ to meet any challenge posed by trade war, Xi Jinping says

  • Despite slowdown in global growth, China’s economy has achieved steady expansion, president tells Russian media ahead of state visit
  • As trade talks with US stall, Chinese leader travels to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Moscow. Photo: EPA
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