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China says it will fight back if U.S. escalates trade spat

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Se Young Lee and Yawen ChenBEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said on Thursday trade negotiations with the United States would be impossible as Washington's attempts at dialogue were not sincere, and vowed to retaliate should U.S. President Donald Trump escalate current tensions.China President Xi Jinping on Tuesday vowed to open China's economy further and lower import duties on goods such as cars, which had boosted hopes for a compromise. Trump responded in a tweet saying he was "thankful" for Xi's remarks on tariffs and access for U.S. automakers, and said both countries ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 15:56 IST
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