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Asked on Thursday whether China would target US-funded businesses in China to counter USA restrictions on Chinese products, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said it was not part of Beijing's plan and, instead, China might compensate foreign businesses for losses from a trade war.

Previously, Trump had threatened up to $400 billion in additional tariffs should China follow through on its plans to retaliate against the initial US tariffs on Chinese goods including autos, computer disk drives, pump and valve parts and light-emitting diodes.

Beijing has said it will not "fire the first shot" in a trade war with the United States, but has made clear that Chinese tariffs on American goods would take effect immediately after USA duties on Chinese goods are put in place.

US President Donald Trump said tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese goods are set to take effect in two weeks.

With only US$130 billion in USA imports to retaliate against, Beijing has said it will take "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures against the United States, triggering fears it could cripple the operations of U.S. multinationals in China.

Analysts are also concerned about the impact on others in the supply chain and about an escalation of tensions between the United States and China in general.

China's Ministry of Commerce also said it would look to report the U.S.to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Friday, accusing Washington of breaching global trade laws.

"For companies with supply exposure to tariffs, they will move sourcing country of origin if they can; if they can't, they'll pass on as much of the tariff cost as they can, or see a cut in margins", said Jacob Parker, vice president of China operations at the U.S. The damage could also spread to other economies, hurting business confidence and prompting companies to delay investments.

Gao said China's foreign trade was expected to continue on a stable path in the second half of the year, though investors fear a full-blown Sino-U.S. trade war would deal a body blow to Chinese exports and its economy.

Beijing has vowed to immediately respond with an equal amount of tariffs of its own against us autos, agricultural and other products, but it was unclear how swiftly the actions could escalate into an all-out trade war.

According to the propaganda instructions: "The trade conflict is really a war against China's rise, to see who has the greater stamina".

"There are no winners in a trade war", the chamber's chairman, William Zarit, said in a statement.

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Bosh hasn't played since the 2015-16 season because of blood clots, so there's no telling whether he'd even be cleared to return. There was a flurry of big-name signings in the first hours of free agency, but James remained noncommittal.

He argues that China should purchase more American goods, and has blamed trade with Beijing on the loss of American jobs throughout the Rust Belt.

But China is certainly committed to the strategy: it needs it, to make the shift from a low-wage industrialised economy to a high-wage, hi-tech one.

China imported $130 billion of US goods previous year, while the United States purchased goods worth $506 billion from China, according to USA data.

Chinese buying of soybeans has already ground almost to a halt ahead of the duties.

Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting between Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and China's Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing, China June 30, 2017.

China's tariffs on hundreds of United States goods include top exports such as soybeans and cotton. Beijing has said previously it would fire back against an equal value of United States exports, including SUVs, meat and seafood.

The World Trade Organization warned on Wednesday that trade barriers being erected by major economies could jeopardise the global economic recovery, with their effects already starting to show.

However, she said, "trade tensions are likely to get worse before it gets better".

"Also, in terms of reducing the U.S".

The Washington Post's Danielle Paquette reported that some of the "qualitative measures" China promised in response to Trump's tariff threats may already be in effect. -China Business Council in Beijing.

Beijing and Washington have held several rounds of high-level talks since early May, but the Trump administration has since said it is considering expanding the list of targeted Chinese imports.

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