China will respond firmly if the US insists on escalating trade tensions amid ongoing talks, Reuters reported.
“China does not want to fight a trade war, but we are not afraid of fighting a trade war. If the United States only wants to escalate trade frictions, we will resolutely respond and fight to the end,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.
As reported earlier, on May 10, Trump raised tariffs on imports of Chinese goods by $200 billion to 25%, and threatens to impose additional tariffs for $ 300 billion. Beijing responded by raising $60 billion in tariffs on imports of US goods.