Protectionism Hurting U.S.-China Trade, Beiing Says

— China is the "biggest victim" of growing U.S. protectionism, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said on its Web site late yesterday.

Growing protectionism is seriously affecting the stable development of trade ties between the U.S. and China, ministry spokesman Yao Jian was cited as saying in the statement.

China's ministry noted in its statement that the U.S. government has this year imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made electric blankets and wire mesh trays and is also investigating drill pipes from China.

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