The collateral damage could be widespread. Instead, he insisted the dispute will have "relatively small effects". "The tariffs to get common items back into Canada are so high that they have to smuggle them in", he said in a speech Monday.
American farmers could be evicted from a lucrative market for their goods. China's market is big enough to support the development of relevant industries.
"The United States has initiated a trade war and violated market regulations, and is harming the interests of not just the people of China and the USA, but of the world", the ministry said in a statement.
The impact will be small - even if the USA tariffs are tripled, as the Trump administration has threatened - amounting to probably "well under" half a percent of GDP for China.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 287.12 points, or 1.15 percent, to 24,700.35, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 11.18 points, or 0.40 percent, to 2,762.57 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 21.44 points, or 0.28 percent, to 7,725.59.
Beijing immediately retaliated by matching the USA levy, but Mr Trump asked officials on Monday to identify $200bn of Chinese goods to be subject to a 10% tariff.
Despite the threat from Trump, China vowed to retaliate with "strong" countermeasures if the US goes ahead with the new tariffs.
Beijing's response drew the president's ire.
In response, China announced tariffs on $34bn of U.S. goods including agricultural products, cars and marine products which will also take effect from 6 July.
Mr Trump recently ordered tariffs on 50 billion dollars in Chinese goods in retaliation for intellectual properly theft. China was quick to retaliate, stating it would impose a similar tax on USA products.
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Analysts say the Chinese government could target trade in services between the two countries rather than physical products. ZTE, Chinese technology that has been immersed in se trade negotiations and whose future is linked to its result, saw its titles in Hong Kong plummeted by 23.5%. "There are going to be serious consequences".
Mounting concerns over the U.S.
In tit-for-tat retaliation last week, the Chinese government chose to impose additional duties of 25 per cent on 659 items of USA products worth about United States dollars 50 billion.
The battle between Trump and Beijing has kicked into high gear over the past week. The United States sold only $130 billion of goods to China a year ago. Connectivity between European Union projects and Beijing's "Belt and Road Initiative", a trade and infrastructure strategy, will also be discussed. Soybeans are on the list - a direct shot at a swath of Trump supporters in the American heartland. Automakers fell sharply. GM sank 3.9 percent to $42.25 while Tesla slumped 3.9 percent to $356.25.
And Beijing has other ways to inflict pain on American companies. "The reforms are needed for China to maintain stable and sustainable growth". Or it could hold up their products at customs. He added that China is a "predatory economic government" that is "long overdue in being tackled", matters that include IP theft and Chinese steel and aluminium flooding the United States market.
Economists have said the impact on the USA economy would be muted.
Just over half of surveyed companies, 51 percent, consider that they are treated "unfavourably" compared to their local competitors, compared to 54 percent previous year. The strongest is probably a consumer boycott of U.S. consumer goods but it can also use restrictions on investments in China by USA companies as there are far more United States companies in China than the other way around.
Shares of chipmakers, which depend on China for a large portion of their revenue, slipped. "Hence, its impact on the economy is limited", Lu said. Trump's original $50 billion tariff list was heavy on industrial equipment.
The EU and India have already joined China and Russian Federation in bringing cases against the U.S.at the WTO. "With respect to Tim Cook and exceptions, I have no knowledge or comment about that", Peter Navarro, the director of the White House's National Trade Council, reportedly said.
"During the consultations China showed ample sincerity and goodwill". It has promptly matched every US threat with its own. "The problem is, such a tactic is unlikely to work with China", said Kota Hirayama, senior emerging markets economist at SMBC Nikko Securities in Tokyo.
Fortunately, the United States and its global trade partners have learned a lesson from this experience...until the Trump administration. "China is in no mood to negotiate against a background of escalating threats and hostile rhetoric".