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US' unpredictable trade actions to hurt its workers, farmers: China

A Sino-US trade war could disrupt global supply chains for the tech and auto industries

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China's commerce ministry on Thursday accused the United States of being temperamental over bilateral trade issues and warned that the interests of US workers and farmers ultimately will be hurt. China believes its previous trade negotiations with the United States were constructive, but because the US government is being unpredictable and challenging, Beijing has had to respond in a strong manner, commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to hit $200 billion of Chinese imports with 10 per cent tariffs if Beijing retaliates against ...

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First Published: Thu, June 21 2018. 10:56 IST