August 2, 2018 / 7:25 AM / 4 months ago

China urges U.S. to return to rationality on trade

BEIJING, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China on Thursday urged the United States to return to rationality, after the Trump administration sought to ratchet up pressure for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing. (Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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