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Trade war

China says it has stopped buying US farm goods

Beijing will 'not rule out' tariffs for deals made after Aug. 3

Imported soybeans are transported at a port in Nantong, of China's Jiangsu province.

NEW YORK/BEIJING -- Chinese companies have halted purchases of agricultural products from the U.S., the government announced early Tuesday, days after President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese imports.

"China would temporarily not rule out the possibility of levying additional tariffs on imported U.S. farm produce with deals made after Aug. 3, and related Chinese companies have halted purchases of U.S. farm produce," the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement.

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