China says US tariffs ‘a serious attack’ on global trade system

Beijing (AFP) – China Wednesday denounced US tariffs on aluminium and steel imports, saying that they would profoundly harm the international trade environment.

The US’s “abuse” of national security concerns as a reason for implementing the measures will lead to “a serious attack on normal international trade order”, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its web site, adding that “China is firmly opposed.”

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