Trump did not explain how or when US companies would be expected to comply with his order to find “an alternative to China”. Photo: Shutterstock

China pledges to fight trade war ‘to the end’ and hits back at Donald Trump’s ‘barbaric’ tariffs

  • US president reacts to Beijing’s latest move by stepping up tariffs and lashing out at ‘enemy’ Xi Jinping in flurry of tweets
  • Communist Party mouthpiece says country has the strength to continue and warns the will to defend its core interests is ‘indestructible’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Trump did not explain how or when US companies would be expected to comply with his order to find “an alternative to China”. Photo: Shutterstock
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China has announced new tariffs on US goods. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump calls Xi Jinping an ‘enemy’ after China announces fresh tariffs on US$75 billion of US products

  • Beijing will raise tariffs on items originating in the US from 5 per cent to 10 per cent in two batches
  • Trump responded by ‘ordering’ US companies to look for alternatives to China and referred to Xi as an ‘enemy’
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China has announced new tariffs on US goods. Photo: AFP
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