Trump ramps up rhetoric on China trade

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 24, 2016 3:05 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to slap tariffs on Chinese products to show Beijing that the United States is "not playing games anymore" when it comes to leveling the field on trade.

Addressing a rally in Tampa, Florida, Trump said that if he was elected in November, he would instruct the U.S. trade representative to bring cases against China both in the United States and at the World Trade Organization. Tariffs would be necessary in some cases "because they have to understand that we're not playing games anymore," he added.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Frances Kerry)