China urges U.S. to return to rationality on trade

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday urged the United States to return to rationality, after the Trump administration sought to ratchet up pressure for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Nick Macfie

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