China is willing to pay any price in a trade war with America[/rtl]
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(Reuters) - China said on Friday it was ready to pay "any price" in a possible trade war with the United States after President Donald Trump warned he was considering imposing additional customs duties on goods worth $ 100 billion.
"If the US side ignores opposition from China and the international community and insists on unilateralism and trade protectionism, the Chinese side will go to the end, whatever the price," the Commerce Department said in a statement posted on its website.
US President Donald Trump announced in a statement on Friday that he had instructed US trade officials to consider imposing additional customs duties on Chinese products worth $ 100 billion, in an escalation of what was described as a trade war.
"Instead of addressing its bad behavior, China has chosen to harm our farmers and manufacturers," Trump said in the statement.
"In the light of China's unfair response," he instructed trade officials "to consider whether the additional charges of $ 100 billion would be appropriate."
He said that the US Trade Representative confirmed that China "has repeatedly participated in practices to obtain US intellectual property unfairly."
The disclosure of the new measures being discussed by Washington after Beijing filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against Washington's plan to impose a $ 50 billion export duty from the United States.
Trump began his March 8 campaign by charging 25 percent for steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum imports, a measure not only for China but for most of the world, but was completed on March 22 by signing a landmark memo To impose customs duties on Chinese exports to the United States worth up to 60 billion dollars.
In retaliation, China imposed an additional customs duty of up to 25 percent on 128 US products. is over