May 6, 2020 / 8:09 AM / 21 days ago

China says tariffs should not be used as weapons after U.S. threats

BEIJING, May 6 (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday tariffs should not be used as a weapon, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs last week as a retaliatory measure over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a daily briefing that tariffs in general hurt all parties involved. She reiterated that the United States should stop shifting its responsibilities over COVID-19 and said accusations that China deliberately spread the virus are baseless. (Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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