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Update: Beijing Lashes Out at U.S. for Backtracking on Tariff Cancellation

Cargo is loaded and unloaded at Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Shanghai on April 9. Photo: VCG
Cargo is loaded and unloaded at Yangshan Deep-Water Port in Shanghai on April 9. Photo: VCG

* Foreign Ministry accuses U.S. of going back on its word, calls on it to meet China “halfway”

* State media urges Washington to stop “acting on impulse”

(Beijing) — China has said the White House’s backtracking on its promise to call a truce in a potential trade war damages U.S. credibility, with state media blasting President Donald Trump’s administration as “mercurial” and warning that Beijing will defend the national interest “at all costs.”

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