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Trump's $50 Billion China Tariff Threat Signals Worse to Come

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Trump Said to Approve Tariffs on About $50B of Chinese Goods

U.S. proposals to smack tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports are just the start, economists and China-watchers said as they await an impending announcement.

The Trump administration is preparing to release a refined list of Chinese products to be hit with tariffs that focus on technologies where China wants to establish itself as a leader, according to people familiar with the matter. The White House has said the duties will be implemented “shortly” after the release of Friday’s list, though no date has been set.