China's government says it has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion in an escalating dispute over technology policy.
The Commerce Ministry's announcement Monday comes less than a week after the U.S. Trade Representative proposed the possible second tariff hike following a measure targeting $34 billion of goods.
The one-sentence announcement gave no details.
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Washington imposed the tariff hikes in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The new list of items includes vacuum cleaners, furniture, auto and bicycle parts, French doors and plywood. U.S.-branded smartphones and laptop computers were not on the list of proposed items.