Trump planning more tariffs on Chinese goods than previously touted
US President Donald Trump is now considering a 25 percent tariff on USD 200 billion in Chinese imports, rather than the 10 percent previously touted, reports have said.
It would represent a ramping up of pressure over Washington's trade standoff with Beijing.
In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday that "blackmail and pressure from the US side will never work on China".
"If the US takes measures to further escalate this situation, we will surely take counter-measures to firmly uphold our legitimate rights and interests," he told a regular briefing.
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