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Trump's tariff barrage pushes US-China trade war to point of no return

The Chinese Commerce Ministry said Tuesday that it would be forced to retaliate against what it called "totally unacceptable" US tariffs

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US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump is pushing his trade conflict with China toward a point where neither side can back down. By August 30, as the US nears mid-term elections vital for Trump’s legislative agenda, the White House will be ready to impose 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese-made products, ranging from clothing to television parts to refrigerators. The levies announced Tuesday -- together with some $50 billion already in the works -- stand to raise import prices on almost half of everything the US buys from the Asian nation. China has seven weeks to make ...