BEIJING (AP) — China says it’s rolling out new tariffs on U.S. meat, fruit and other products as retaliation against taxes approved by President Donald Trump on imported steel and aluminum.
The Chinese finance ministry says in a statement that the new tariffs begin Monday.READ MORE: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
The announcement follows through on warnings Chinese officials have made for several weeks in an escalating trade dispute with the United States.READ MORE: Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability Crisis
China’s Customs Tariff Commission is increasing the tariff rate on eight imported U.S. products, including pork, by 25 percent. It’s also imposing a new 15 percent tariff on 120 imported U.S. commodities, including fruits.
The tariffs mirror Trump’s 25 percent charge on imported steel and 15 percent hike on aluminum. Trump’s tariffs are partly a response to complaints that Beijing steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Police Arrest Suspect After Knife-Wielding Man Flees 2-Alarm Apartment Fire In San Francisco's Castro
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