China warns of trade war with United States

Mar 09, 2018, 09:43 IST | Agencies

China has warned the US that everyone will be harmed if President Donald Trump launches a trade war, as official figures showed the Asian power maintained a robust trade surplus with the US

Wang Yi
Wang Yi

China has warned the US that everyone will be harmed if President Donald Trump launches a trade war, as official figures showed the Asian power maintained a robust trade surplus with the US. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi issued the stern message as the Trump administration geared up to formally introduce steel and aluminium tariffs despite global concerns.

'Elephant and dragon must dance together'
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China and India should be “free of mental inhibition” and build mutual trust, which is a “precious commodity” in their ties. He said: “The Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight each other but dance with each other.”

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