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Trade war

US slams China for backpedaling and says tariffs will go up

Beijing's trade negotiators to visit Washington on Thursday and Friday

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on April 4. Trump has threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods ahead of his scheduled meeting with Liu this week.    © Reuters

SHANGHAI/BEIJING/NEW YORK -- The lead U.S. trade negotiator said Monday that the Chinese delegation had reneged on early promises over the past week and that tariffs on more imports from China will be raised to 25% from 10% on Friday.

The about-face by China is "unacceptable," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters in Washington.

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