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China Threatens ‘Proportionate Response’ to Any New U.S. Tariffs

Posted April 03, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Reuters/SBS News)

China will take counter-measures of the “same proportion” and scale if the United States imposes further tariffs on Chinese goods, China’s ambassador to Washington said, amid growing fears of an impending trade war.

Cui Tiankai made the comments ahead of what is expected to be the announcement this week of US tariffs on $50 billion to $60 billion in Chinese imports following an investigation under Section 301 of the 1974 US Trade Act.

"If they do, we will certainly take countermeasures of the same proportion, and the same scale, same intensity,” Cui said in an interview posted on the website of China Global Television Network (CGTN) and broadcast on state television on Tuesday. Click here to read more.