'Reckless': Trump escalates trade war with another $US200b in Chinese tariffs

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President Donald Trump last month threatened additional tariffs against China if it retaliated.

China, meanwhile has vowed to match any future tariffs dollar-for-dollar, signaling an escalating trade war between the two nations.

The United States has made a decision to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China after efforts to negotiate a solution to the trade dispute failed to reach an agreement, senior administration officials said on Tuesday.

The move makes good on the president's threat to respond to China's retaliation for the initial USA tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods, which went into effect on Friday and would eventually place almost half of all Chinese imports under tariffs. China quickly responded by imposing tariffs on $34 billion in USA products. "This is an appropriate response under the authority of Section 301 to obtain the elimination of China's harmful industrial policies".

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The list of goods affected by the new tariffs includes seafood, fruits and vegetables, grains and tobacco.

"Although I have supported the administration's targeted efforts to combat China's technology transfer regime, tonight's announcement appears reckless and is not a targeted approach", Hatch said in a statement.

"For over a year, the Trump administration has patiently urged China to stop its unfair practices, open its market, and engage in true market competition", U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in an emailed statement. High-level talks between the two countries starting in May failed to deliver a breakthrough to head off a trade war.

The Trump administration has accused companies in China of repeatedly committing intellectual property theft and other unfair trade practices, while it says China's government remains unresponsive to its concerns.

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