April 4, 2018 / 4:14 AM / 8 months ago

China diplomat says latest U.S. tariffs a further step in wrong direction - media

FILE PHOTO: Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States Cui Tiankai speaks during the "China and the U.S.: One Belt, One Road and 100-Day Plan," a discussion hosting high-level delegation of Chinese leaders, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Bria Webb

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, said Washington’s latest tariffs on Chinese goods is a further step in the wrong direction, state television reported on Wednesday.

Cui, in an interview with Chinese state TV, said the commerce ministry will soon announce further measures to counter the U.S’s decision to set a 25 percent tariffs on some 1,300 products from China estimated to be worth $50 billion (£35.4 billion).

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Kim Coghill

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