Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He visits Washington for talks with the US’ Steven Mnuchin (centre) and Robert Lighthizer last week despite fresh US tariff increases. Photo: EPA-EFE

Show sincerity or cancel trade talks, Chinese state media tells US

  • Washington ‘keeps using petty tricks to destroy the atmosphere for talks’, commentary says
  • Doubt cast on US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s claim that he would return to Beijing to resume negotiations
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He visits Washington for talks with the US’ Steven Mnuchin (centre) and Robert Lighthizer last week despite fresh US tariff increases. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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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