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Donald Trump escalates China trade war with tariffs on $200-bn imports

The goal is to bring the total amount of Chinese imports up to 40 per cent of the total imported from the Asian power since the US products hit by Beijing's retaliation represent that share of exports

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FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump is pictured during a meeting at the Istana in Singapore | Reuters photo

The Trump Administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.   The Office of the US Trade Representative proposed 10 per cent tariffs on Tuesday on a list of 6,031 Chinese product lines. The office will accept public comments and hold hearings on the plan around August 20-23 before reaching a decision after August 31, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.   Last ...