US President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports from China and will chiefly target the technology and telecommunications sectors.
While the tariffs would be mainly targeted at information technology, consumer electronics and telecoms, they could be much broader and the list could eventually run to 100 products, several people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.
Trump came to office on a promise to shield American workers from imports.
In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said if the United States takes actions that harm China’s interests, China will have to take measures to firmly protect our legitimate rights.
The news website Politico earlier reported that the US Trade Representative’s office had presented Trump with a package of $30 billion in tariffs last week, but Trump told aides that this was not high enough.
US business groups have…