China Warns Of Retaliation As Trump Launches Trade Probe

Trade tensions between the United States and China has reportedly heated as Beijing warned that it will not sit idle if a US probe into its intellectual property practices leads to sanctions.

President Donald Trump’s decision to order the investigation comes on top of strains between the two nations over how to handle Beijing’s ally North Korea.

Trump had earlier signed a memorandum directing US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine whether Chinese policies hurt American investors or companies.

China’s commerce ministry issued a statement voicing its concern and warning that any US trade protectionism will definitely harm bilateral trade relations.

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