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Donald Trump hikes tariffs on Chinese imports, as ‘congenial’ talks resume

Tom Howell Jr. The Washington TimesJune 15, 2019

President Trump said he’s in no rush to reach a trade deal with China as he raised tariffs on $200 billion of its imports Friday, reanimating a trade war that appeared to be waning and unnerving lawmakers and retailers who say the change in tack will harm American consumers.

Raising tariffs from 10% to 25% briefly rattled markets and left trade talks between Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators hanging by a thread.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He left the offices of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer without a deal Friday after two days of “candid and constructive” negotiations, according to Mr. Trump.

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