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China will defend rights but will not initiate trade war with US

Chinese Commerce Minister says trade war with the US will only 'bring disaster to China and the US and the world'

Mr Zhong says US official trade deficit figures have been over-estimated by about 20 per cent.


ANY trade war with the United States will only bring disaster to the world economy, Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said on Sunday, as Beijing stepped up its criticism on proposed metals tariffs by Washington amid fears it could shatter global growth.

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