Workers harvest soybeans in a farm in the city of Tangara da Serra in Cuiaba March 27, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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China Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington.Beijing's list of 106 products included the biggest U.S. exports to China, reflecting its intense sensitivity to the dispute over American complaints that it pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.President Donald Trump says the U.S. lost a trade war with China "years ago".China said it would immediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization.China announced tariffs worth $50 billion on a series of U.S. products including soybeans, whiskey and cars.Chinese officials said they were obliged to act after the U.S. announced plans for retaliatory tariffs in an escalating dispute over China's technology program and other trade issues.The Chinese list Wednesday included soybeans, the biggest U.S. export to China, and aircraft up to 45 tons in weight.
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