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China 'won't sit by and watch' if US harms trade: Vice foreign minister

US President Donald Trump has intended to put duties of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminium products

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China does not want a trade war with the United States but will defend its interests, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sunday, after US President Donald Trump announced a plan to put tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Trump struck a defiant tone on Friday, saying trade wars were good and easy to win, a day after he said he intended to put duties of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminium products. Trade tensions between the world's two largest economies have risen since Trump took office in 2017, and although China only accounts for a small fraction of ...

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First Published: Sun, March 04 2018. 14:04 IST
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