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China says American "anxiety disorder" is fueling tariffs

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Trump and Xi in Beijing. Photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Chinese state-run media and government officials in Beijing, who have largely remained quiet as the United States and China hit each other with tit-for-tat tariffs, have started to ramp up their rhetoric to slam the economic positions of Washington and President Trump.

QuoteIn the world’s perception, the U.S. is overshadowed by an anxiety disorder and is very keen to show its anxiety.
— The People's Daily, a Chinese state newspaper, per Reuters