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Article Date: May 2019
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China Retaliates on New Tariffs, Heightening Trade Tensions

As expected, China said it would go ahead with a series of new duties on $60 billion worth of American imports, sending the Dow Jones reeling down 600 points after a week of declines as tensions over the trade war escalated. The Chinese government said it would impose tariffs on U.S. imports starting on June 1, with the steepest penalties hitting textile products, certain kinds of beef and coffee, and technology such as microwave ovens, printers and solar batteries. The tariffs would range from 5 percent to 25 percent.


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