Trump ratchets up U.S.-China trade war with new tariffs

PRESIDENT TRUMP said that he will impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that aren’t yet subject to United States duties after setbacks in negotiations with Beijing. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACK GIBSON
PRESIDENT TRUMP said that he will impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that aren’t yet subject to United States duties after setbacks in negotiations with Beijing. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACK GIBSON
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump abruptly escalated his trade war with China, announcing that he would impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that aren’t yet subject to United States duties after setbacks in negotiations with Beijing. The new tariff will be imposed beginning Sept. 1, he said in a tweet. Another…

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