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China Vows to Take ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Defend Its Interests Against U.S. Trade Actions

Posted March 23, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Associated Press)

The Chinese government vowed on Thursday to take “all necessary measures” to defend the country’s interests if President Donald Trump targets it for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring US companies to hand it over.

“China will not sit idly to see its legitimate rights damaged and must take all necessary measures to resolutely defend its legitimate rights,” the Commerce Ministry in Beijing said in a statement on its website.

The Trump administration is expected later on Thursday to impose trade sanctions on China, perhaps including restrictions on Chinese investment and tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese products. Click here to read more.

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