Beijing forcefully denounced President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese goods, accusing him of putting the two economies on course for a trade war.
‘If a trade war were initiated by the US, China would fight to the end to defend its own legitimate interests with all necessary measures,’ China’s embassy in Washington said in a statement.
‘We urge the US to cease and desist,’ the embassy said, warning that by endangering China-US trade relations Washington will ‘eventually end up hurting itself.’