US and China Trade War Escalates
Beijing vows to match US tariffs as President Trump announces new levy on Chinese goods
The US and China are squaring up for a fight over the price of importing each other's goods. American President Donald Trump has announced new tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and accused Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. China has retaliated by saying it will impose additional tariffs on 659 US categories of goods.
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Picture: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping after a meeting in Beijing Credit: AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI