U.S. China trade war

China plans to fight Trump's trade war tariffs "until the end"

President Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Photo Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

An official Chinese media outlet, the People's Daily, has fired back at President Trump's latest round of "barbaric" tariffs, and said they will keep fighting in the trade war "until the end," reports the South China Morning Post.

What they're saying: The commentary piece said that China has the strength to continue fighting the trade war, "and will not fear any challenge." China announced tariffs against American goods on Friday morning, and Trump announced retaliatory tariffs of his own later that day.

Go deeper: Trump escalates tariffs on hundreds of billions in Chinese imports

The tweets of August

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President Trump may not intend to launch the 2nd Cold War, but his tweets on Friday laid out one path to get there.

Why it matters: The president is using Twitter to demand a conscious uncoupling of the world's two largest economies.