Apr 6, 2018 - World

China vows to fight U.S. tariffs "at any cost"

Chinese President Xi Jinping raises his hand

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

China vowed on Friday that it will fight back "at any cost" if the Trump administration continues to impose new tariffs on Chinese goods, according to a statement from China's commerce ministry.

Why it matters: China increasing tariffs on the United States would be difficult, as the country only imports $130 billion in goods from the U.S., so U.S. businesses may be China's next target. That could hurt both countries' GDP by as much as .3%, per the Wall Street Journal.

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