August 23, 2018 / 4:16 AM / in 2 months

China says will continue to fight back against U.S. tariffs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that Beijing will have to continue to fight back against the latest implementation of U.S. tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese goods.

FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are seen at a port in Shanghai, China July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

China will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the U.S. action, the ministry also said in a statement on its website.

The latest round of U.S., Chinese import tariffs on each other’s goods took effect as of 0401 GMT on Thursday.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill

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