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China still preparing for trade talks despite US threat : Negotiators getting ready to travel to US even after Trump's tweet that he will hike tariffs

May 07, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

China has said its negotiators are still preparing to travel to the United States for an 11th round of trade talks, despite President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat aimed at pushing Beijing to strike a deal.

Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday that he would increase tariffs from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on US$200 billion (S$273 billion) worth of imports from China this week.

Calling it "a situation that has appeared many times before", Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told repo...