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China People's Congress 2018

Chinese foreign minister: Trade war is 'wrong prescription'

Beijing claims credit for warming North-South talks in Korea

CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer

BEIJING -- Speaking hours before U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to confirm new tariffs on metals imports, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged Washington to turn from the path of confrontation.

"Choosing a trade war is surely the wrong prescription," Wang said.

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