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China has announced plans to put tariffs of up to 25% on US products worth $60 billion, the latest salvo in an escalating trade war.


The Chinese government said Friday that it would impose duties of 25%, 20%, 10% and 5% on the products if the Trump administration follows through on threats to tax $200 billion of Chinese goods.
"In violation of the bilateral consensus reached after multiple rounds of negotiations, the United States has again unilaterally escalated trade frictions," the Chinese State Council Tariff Commission said in its statement on Friday. 

China listed 5,207 US products that it would target in an effort to "safeguard its own legitimate interests."

Products in line for tariffs include meat, coffee, nuts, alcoholic drinks, minerals, chemicals, leather products, wood products, machinery, furniture and auto parts.
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Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said in a statement that "instead of retaliating, China should address the longstanding concerns about its unfair trading practices."
The United States and China trade goods and services worth about $650 billion each year, the largest trading relationship in the world between two countries.

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