Donald Trump Threatens New Tariffs on $200 Billion in China Imports

 | William Mauldin
 06/19/2018 11:24 AM MDT

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump escalated a trade conflict with China Monday, asking his administration to identify a new list of $200 billion in Chinese goods that would be penalized with tariffs.

The move followed tariffs applied last week on $50 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S., designed to punish China for unfair trade practices. Beijing immediately threatened to retaliate with its own equivalent tariffs on U.S. goods.

In a statement late Monday, Mr. Trump said that he now wants U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify a second tranche of goods imported from China for tariffs of 10%.

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