China Rejects US "Blackmail" On Eve Of Trade War, Vows To Fight Back

With just hours left until the US officially declares trade war on China at midnight on Friday, when the Trump admin enacts tariffs on $34bn in Chinese products and Beijing retaliates instantly in kind, China on Thursday rejected “threats and blackmail” ahead of the tariff hike, striking the usual defiant stance in the dispute which companies have warned could flare into a full-blown trade war and chill the global economy.

A government spokesman said Beijing