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Jan 24, 2018 05:15 PM
ECONOMY

Trump’s New Tariffs Will Not Save U.S. Industries, Chinese Official Says

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in the U.S. in October 2016. A Chinese trade official said Wednesday that China is extremely dissatisfied with the U.S. decision to increase tariffs on products including solar panels. Photo: Visual China
Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in the U.S. in October 2016. A Chinese trade official said Wednesday that China is extremely dissatisfied with the U.S. decision to increase tariffs on products including solar panels. Photo: Visual China

The tariffs on solar panel and washing machine imports announced by the White House are excessively protectionist and will further disrupt global trade, a Chinese trade official said.

Wang Hejun, head of the Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Remedy and Investigation Bureau, said Wednesday that China is extremely dissatisfied with the U.S. decision to increase tariffs, which has raised concerns among Washington’s major trade partners such as South Korea and sparked a domestic backlash from U.S. states and enterprises.

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