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Trade war: China signals tough stance on trade as US officials push talks

China's threatened tariffs on US imports include soybeans, planes, cars, whiskey and chemicals


China would win any trade war with the United States, the country's state media said on Thursday, as U.S. officials sought to ease market jitters over escalating tensions between the world's two biggest economies. After Washington and Beijing targeted each other with planned steep tariffs, Chinese state media declared that the country never surrendered to external pressure and would prevail in any tit-for-tat on trade. In Washington, U.S. officials publicly encouraged negotiations as a way to ease or avert punishing tariffs and get the two countries off a trade war ...

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First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 22:51 IST