Donald Trump orders firms out of China as Beijing sets new duties

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he had ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods, throwing a new twist into the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies. Trump said on Twitter he would issue a response to China's latest tariff plan on Friday afternoon.

The president was meeting with his trade team at midday, a senior White House official told Reuters. “We don’t need China and, frankly, would be far better off.

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