China Ministry of Commerce calls US trade action 'surprising'
["china","north america"]
On Tuesday, the White House announced the U.S. would "impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods imported from China containing industrially significant technology, including those related to the 'Made in China 2025' program."
In response, China's Ministry of Commerce has stated:
We are very surprised by the White House statement. But it’s also within our expectations. It’s apparently against the consensus we reached with the US counterparts in Washington DC. No matter what measures the U.S. will take, China is confident and capable of defending our national interests. We urge the U.S. to act according to our previous joint statement.