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Trade war

US unveils new tariffs on Chinese imports worth $200bn

'Shocked' China pledges to take 'necessary countermeasures'

Other countries are in the crossfire as U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping spar on trade.
The U.S. has decided to impose new tariffs on Chinese goods. Above, President Donald Trump is seen with Chinese President Xi Jinping in September 2017.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a list of more than 6,000 Chinese imports worth $200 billion to be hit with 10% tariffs, preparing yet another salvo in a budding trade war.

In a statement released that afternoon, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that instead of changing its practices, China had retaliated against the tariffs President Donald Trump had imposed on approximately $34 billion in Chinese goods last week.

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