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>> Chinese state media slammed Donald Trump on Monday, accusing the US President of starring in his own quote, street fighter style deceitful drama. The ruling Communist Party's people's dailies didn't stop there. With the papers editorial saying, governing a country was not like running a business. And that Trump was treating international trade like a quote, zero sum game.
The unusually personal attack involved some of the strongest language yet from an official Chinese outlet. China's strictly controlled news outlets have frequently criticized the US, as the trade conflict between the two countries has gained pace. But they've largely held off from going after Trump himself. Analysts say, it could be sign the gloves might be about to come off.
In July, the US and China hit each other with tariffs on $34 billion with of each other's goods. Washington's expected to launch another 16 billion worth of tariffs soon and Beijing's has said they'll match those straight away. On Friday, China's Finance Ministry unveiled additional tariffs on a list of more than 5,000 American goods worth $60 billion.
They said the move was in response to a proposal by the Trump White House of a 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.