Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) in Washington last week for trade talks. Photo: EPA-EFE

China vows to fight ‘to the end’ as it raises tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods in trade war escalation

  • Ministry of Finance says the move, with duties to rise to ‘25, 20 and 10 per cent’, is a response to ‘unilateralism and trade protectionism’
  • Announcement follows US President Donald Trump’s warning that Beijing should not retaliate for US tariff increases
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (centre) in Washington last week for trade talks. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Donald Trump recently accused China of trying to alter the terms of the deal between the two sides. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump warns China it will be ‘hurt very badly’ if it doesn’t reach a trade deal quickly

  • US President’s latest flurry of tweets includes warning to Beijing not to retaliate after he raised tariffs on Chinese imports
  • Trump dismisses concerns that American consumers will pay more, arguing businesses can buy from ‘non-tariffed countries’ instead
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Donald Trump recently accused China of trying to alter the terms of the deal between the two sides. Photo: Reuters
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