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Aug 31, 2018 11:50 AM

Hardline U.S. Trade Stance Won’t Work, China’s Commerce Ministry Says

Ministry of Commerce Spokesman Gao Feng. Photo: VCG
Ministry of Commerce Spokesman Gao Feng. Photo: VCG

The hardline U.S. stance on trade won’t resolve tensions with China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Thursday, following a lengthy American hearing concerning proposed new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

“The U.S.’s so-called hardline stance will not help solve the problems,” said Gao Feng, a spokesman for the ministry, at a regular press conference in Beijing. “Unilateralism and trade protectionism are unpopular and going against the trend.”

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