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China warns US tariffs will prompt retaliatory measures

Beijing will talk with Washington to avert a trade war, vice foreign minister says

CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- The Chinese government said Sunday that it will pursue talks to ease trade frictions with the U.S. while warning Washington of potential retaliatory measures to protect its interests.

Speaking to journalists ahead of the annual sitting of the Chinese legislature, Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's moves to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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