- PressTV Published on Mar 8, 2018
China has warned that it will make a necessary response in the event of a trade war with the United States. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the two countries don’t have to be rivals. The remarks come as U-S- President Donald Trump is expected to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum this week. But the White House has said there could be a 30-day exemption for Mexico and Canada and some other countries based on national security. U-S imports of these two goods from China make up a small proportion of its total imports. But the tariffs may be the first foray in an American trade war with Beijing.