China will slap a 5 per cent tariff on crude oil from the United States from September 1. Photo: Reuters

China adds crude oil to tariffs list for first time in targeted retaliation against US

  • Beijing will also resume imposing duties on American cars in what observers say is a restrained but focused response to latest US tariffs
  • State media commentary says it was designed to ‘inflict pain on the US manufacturing sector’ and rattle US financial markets
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China will slap a 5 per cent tariff on crude oil from the United States from September 1. Photo: Reuters
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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

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’
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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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