China 'Shocked' By U.S. Announcement Of $200 Billion In New Tariffs On Chinese Products

BBC: China 'shocked' by US actions in trade dispute

China said it is "shocked" after the US announced plans for fresh tariffs, escalating a trade war between the two countries.

The US listed $200bn (£150bn) worth of additional products it intends to place tariffs on as soon as September.

The move comes just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat tariffs of $34bn on each other's goods.

Beijing described Washington's latest threat as "totally unacceptable," saying it would harm the world.

"The behaviour of the US is hurting China, hurting the world and hurting itself," a spokesperson for China's commerce ministry said in a statement.

The spokesperson also said the government would have to take the "necessary counter-measures".

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WNU Editor: Oh oh .... it looks like the Chinese government is getting nervous on where this is going (finally) .... China to its state media: keep calm, don't inflame trade row with U.S. (Reuters).

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