Trade War: China President Xi Jinping Hit Back At Donald Trump, Imposes $3bn Tariffs On More Than 125 US Imports

China is imposing tariffs on more than 125 US imports including fruit and pork, heightening fears of a trade war between the two countries. President Xi Jinping’s Chinese government followed through on a threat to impose the measures.China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to “safeguard China’s interests and balance” losses caused by new US tariffs.China had previously said it did not want a trade war but would not sit by if its economy was hurt.

Mr Trump, however, has insisted that “trade wars are good”, and that it should be “easy” for the US to win one. The American authorities have already announced plans for further targeted tariffs for tens of billions of dollars of Chinese imports.Photo Credit: Getty

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