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China Doesn’t Want Trade War but Will Defend Itself, Minister Says

Workers offload imported soybeans on Friday at the port of Nantong in East China’s Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
Workers offload imported soybeans on Friday at the port of Nantong in East China’s Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG

China doesn’t want to fight a trade war and has no intention of initiating one, but it has the confidence needed to face any challenge and defend its national interests, the country’s top trade official said.

“There is no winner in a trade war. It can only bring disaster to China and the U.S., and the rest of the world,” Commerce Minister Zhong Shan warned at a news conference on Sunday on the sidelines of the annual meeting of China’s top legislature.

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