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Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing may complicate their efforts to address North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

China bristles at US trade probe threat

Beijing says a trade war hurts both sides, but hurries to cooperate on Pyongyang

OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- China denounced Monday the threat of a trade probe by the Trump administration over alleged intellectual property thefts, arguing there was no future in a trade war.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comments at a news conference here. Beijing and Washington "both will be the losers" in a trade war, she added.

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