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Trade war

US imposes 25% tariff on Chinese imports starting in July

Trump cites $50bn worth of products, some related to 'Made in China 2025'

U.S. President Donald Trump gave approval June 15 for new tariffs covering $50 billion in Chinese imports. Trump signed a memorandum on the tariff plans in March, seen above.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. on Friday said it will proceed with the plan to impose a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of imports from China, further escalating trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

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