Workers assemble BMW X5 automobiles on the production line during manufacturing at a plant in Jakarta. Photo: Solo Imaji/Barcroft Media/Getty Images

BMW has said it will increase prices 4% to 7% in China on two SUV models manufactured at its South Carolina factory — the X5 and the X6 — in order to partially offset costs from new tariffs on automobiles, reports Reuters.

The big picture: Beijing hit American auto imports with a 25% hike in retaliatory tariffs on July 6, bringing the total import duty to 40%. Like Ford, BMW's price rise indicates the German automaker will absorb the bulk of the higher import costs stemming from the trade dispute — while Tesla has hiked its Chinese prices by about 20%.

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China bans Cruz and Rubio over Xinjiang criticism

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China said Monday that it will ban entry to Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over their criticisms of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the AP reports.

The big picture: The move seems to be retaliatory after the U.S. announced sanctions on four Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the region last week.

Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump

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Facebook's plan: Make nice, but don't give in

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Facebook last week took steadily intensifying heat from fleeing advertisers and boycott leaders and received a big thumbs-down from its own civil-rights auditors. Its response, essentially: We hear you, but we'll carry on.

The big picture: Early on in Facebook's rise, CEO Mark Zuckerberg learned to handle external challenges by offering limited concessions and soothing words, then charging forward without making fundamental changes.