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Trump Threatened Tariffs After Hearing of Chinese Reversal, Sources Say

  • Talks in Beijing last week left U.S. delegation disappointed
  • China hasn’t said who will attend Washington talks this week
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Trump Threatens to Raise Tariffs On China
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Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator told him that Beijing was back-tracking on a trade deal following a round of talks last week, angering the president and leading him to threaten on Sunday to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, according to people familiar with the matter.

In talks last week in Beijing, Chinese officials told their U.S. counterparts they would not agree to a trade deal that required changes to Chinese law, the people said. China had previously agreed to change its laws in the text of the deal, they said.