Trump renews China tariff threats ahead of G20 summit

US President Donald Trump said on Monday he expects to move ahead with raising tariffs on 200 billion USD worth of Chinese imports from the current 10 percent to 25 percent and repeated his threat to slap tariffs on all remaining imports from China.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said it was highly unlikely he would honor China's request to hold off on the increase, which is due to take effect on January 1. He said if negotiations during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit are unsuccessful, he will slap tariffs on the remainder of Chinese imports. Trump said the next round of tariffs would be on laptops and Apple iPhones imported from China.

Source: VOV5