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    Trump Administration Mulls 25 Percent Tariffs on Chinese Goods

    President Donald Trump’s advisers are reportedly encouraging him to escalate his burgeoning trade war with China. Levies of 25 percent already apply to $34 billion in Chinese products, with another $16 billion worth set to see tariffs rise in coming weeks. Now some in the White House have recommended similar duties on an additional $200 billion of imports that hit U.S. consumers more directly, including tilapia fish and circuit boards. Trump has rejected several Chinese offers to settle the dispute, while last week’s U.S.-EU trade deal has further isolated China economically.

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