China’s ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun considered Trump’s step as “an irrational, irresponsible act” and asked Washington to “come back to the right track” and warn about the ability to counterattack.
“China’s position is very clear that if US wishes to talk, then we will talk, if they want to fight, then we will fight. We will never sacrifice our fundamental interests. We are not only fighting for China alone, we are also fighting for an open international economy, for free trade, for an open, non discriminatory, and reliable multilateral trading system,” Zhang stated.
China could take all needed measures to defend itself. China’s ambassador also prompts the US to come back to the right track in finding the right solution through the right way.”
Trump promised to move on the next level of the Trade war “slapping” on a 10-percent tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports. Therefore, China would have to protect its economy by proper countermeasures.
The foreign ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying noted that China is not eager to fight and it does not scare of the trade war.
“If the US increases tariffs, the Chinese side will take retaliatory actions. I think the United States should think carefully before taking such steps, because they will have to face the deplorable consequences of their own actions“, she claimed.
The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi noted that “slapping on tariffs is definitely not a constructive way to resolve economic and trade frictions, it’s not the correct way.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website