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China not to pre-empt US tariff move: official

Updated: Jul 4,2018 9:23 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China will not implement additional tariffs ahead of the United States’ tariff move, an official of the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said on July 4.

“The Chinese government has reiterated its stance that it will not fire the first shot and will not pre-empt the United States’ move of imposing additional tariffs,” the official said in response to a report of Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.