Beijing [China], Apr 6 (ANI): China on Friday vowed to fight "unilateral US protectionism at any cost" after United States President Donald Trump ordered officials to consider USD 100 billion in additional tariffs against its goods.
The ministry's spokesperson said, "On Sino-US trade, China has made its position very clear. We don't want a trade war, but we are not afraid of such a war. If the US continues its protectionism regardless of opposition from China and the international community, China will fight to the end at any cost to "protect the interests of the country and the people," Xinhua reported.
United States President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to consider tariffs on an additional USD 100 billion in Chinese imports, further escalating the trade tiff between the two countries.
Criticising the move, the spokesperson added, "Concerning the US statement, we will not only listen to the words but also watch the deeds. The conflict was initiated by the United States as a provocation."
Further, on Wednesday, China threatened tariffs of its own on 106 US products, including on soybeans, cars and some aeroplanes. The country's commerce ministry said that it planned to slap 25 percent levies on a range of U.S. goods worth about USD 50 billion.
That was in response to the release by the US of a list of proposed tariffs a day earlier, covering 50 billion USD in Chinese products. As of now, none of the proposed tariffs above has yet to come into effect.