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China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman was out with some comments in the last hour saying that the new US tariff imposition is not in the interest of the world and if the US is going ahead with tariffs, then we will have to take countermeasures.

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  • We don’t want a trade war but we are not afraid of fighting one.
  • China will not step back on important issues on trade.
  • China’s position concerning trade talks with the US remains consistent.
  • Urges the US to give up its illusions, shoulder some responsibility and come back to the right track on resolving trade issues.
  • Latest US action on trade shows how the US is flip-flopping.
  • China will never give into blackmail and intimidation.
  • Door for trade talks is wide open.