Trump tariffs: China retaliates with new levies on US products

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Trade war intensifies as Beijing targets American cars, whisky and cigars in tit-for-tat measure

China has raised the stakes in the escalating trade showdown with the United States by unveiling tariffs on a wide-ranging list of American imports in response to levies on Chinese goods put forward by Donald Trump.

Beijing will impose additional tariffs of 25% on 106 American products from 14 separate categories, including soybean, cars and chemical products, covering imports to China worth up to $50bn (£36bn), Chinese state news agencies said on Wednesday.

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