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Trump says US lost China trade war years ago

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. lost a trade war with China "years ago." (AP) President Donald Trump says the U.S. lost a trade war with China "years ago." (AP)
BEIJING (AP) -

President Donald Trump says the U.S. lost a trade war with China "years ago."

In a tweet Wednesday after China announced a list of U.S. products that might be subject to a 25 percent tariff, Trump said: "We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S."

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.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

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