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JULY 7, 2018

     Bring it on. Washington increased tariffs at 12:01 a.m. ET on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports as Beijing said it would be "forced to make a necessary counterattack." The Wall Street Journal reported that the fight could last months—if not years. Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed various levels of government to get ready for a full-on trade war. The Commerce Ministry also criticized Washington for "trade bullying." China sees Trump’s threats as an attempt to "hold back its economic growth," vowing to match them move for move.

     “Whether it’s through trade war or other means, the end goal is to make China subservient to the United States,” He Weiwen, vice president of the Center for China and Globalization, in Beijing, told Washington paper. China has failed to report and cry about all the cheating it has been getting away with for decades. Just moments after the U.S.'s tariff announcement, China fired back, claiming the U.S. violated WTO rules that set off “the largest trade war in economic history to date,” The Washington Post reported.

     America first for a change.
 
 

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