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Trade war

China hits back against Trump's $34bn tariffs

Beijing imposes retaliatory duties, accusing US of starting 'largest trade war in history'

Tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump threaten to ignite an all-out trade war between the world's two largest economies.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/TOKYO -- The Chinese government on Friday retaliated immediately against U.S. President Donald Trump's $34 billion tariff package with a simultaneous set of countermeasures, and accused Washington of starting "the largest trade war in history."

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