HEADLINE Chinese Embassy issues statement condemning new US-imposed tariffs

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Chinese Embassy issues statement condemning new US-imposed tariffs

By Wu Lejun | People's Daily app

07:13, April 04, 2018

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Washington (People's Daily) - Tuesday afternoon, US trade officials released its proposed list of tariffs aimed at Chinese imports, and China’s embassy in the US quickly responded with a statement that said "reciprocation” was on its way:

The Chinese side strongly condemns and firmly opposes the unfounded Section 301 investigation and the proposed list of products and tariff increases based on the investigation.

Such unilateralistic and protectionist action has gravely violated fundamental principles and values of the WTO. It serves neither China’s interest, nor US interest, even less the interest of the global economy.

As the Chinese saying goes, it is only polite to reciprocate. The Chinese side will resort to the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and take corresponding measures of equal scale and strength against Uproducts in accordance with Chinese law.

We hope that the US side, with sense and long-term picture in mind, refrain from going further down the wrong path.

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