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China vows to 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 if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates current tensions.China President Xi Jinping on Tuesday vowed to open China's economy further and lower import duties on goods such as cars, boosting hopes for an easing of tensions between both nations. Trump responded via Twitter he was "thankful" for Xi's remarks on tariffs and access for U.S. automakers, and said both ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 00:12 IST