Staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters

China’s retaliatory tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods kick in, fanning fears of extended trade war

  • Levies cover a total of 5,140 US products, including liquefied natural gas as well as petrochemical and food goods
  • Beijing earlier announced it will blacklist ‘unreliable’ foreign entities and hinted at restricting supply of rare earth minerals to the US
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Staff adjust US and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between US and Chinese trade representatives in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters
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Commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said specific measures for those on the list would be revealed “in the near future”. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing to blacklist ‘unreliable’ foreign entities that ‘hurt interests of Chinese firms’

  • Commerce ministry says it will publish a list of businesses or individuals deemed to have violated market rules or taken ‘discriminatory measures’
  • Hours after announcement, state broadcaster CCTV airs commentary saying China ‘does not want a war but it is not afraid to fight’
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said specific measures for those on the list would be revealed “in the near future”. Photo: Xinhua
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