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US-China trade war escalates as new tariffs kick in

This file photo taken on August 7, 2018 shows workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China's eastern Jiangsu province. The United States slapped steep tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on August 23, 2018, triggering a swift tit-for-tat retaliation from Beijing, even as negotiators from both sides seek to soothe trade tensions. - / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE

 

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