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China to its state media: keep calm, don't inflame trade row with U.S.


By John Ruwitch and Michael MartinaSHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is clearly angry about Washington's hard line on trade, but has controlled coverage of the row in its media, limiting open commentary and banning attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump, several sources with knowledge of the matter said.Beijing has issued unusually strict rules limiting coverage of the trade war because of worries that unrestrained reporting could spark instability or roil its already jittery financial markets, according to sources within Chinese state media."When exposing and criticising American words and ...

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:29 IST