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US-China tensions

U.S. calls for joint G-7 action to prevent China's economic bullying

Revealing steps such as tariff hikes in advance meant to dissuade Beijing

The U.S. hopes that preparing countermeasures against Chinese economic coercion will make Beijing think twice against taking such steps.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is pushing Group of Seven countries to take joint action against China if Beijing engages in economic coercion against the group's partners, Nikkei has learned.

By disclosing retaliatory measures in advance -- the U.S. government and Congress are discussing bills to raise tariffs, for example -- Washington seeks to discourage China from economically bullying other countries.

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