Chinese state media issues ominous warning to US over tariffs

China accused the Trump administration of committing “economic terrorism” on Thursday, escalating its war of words with the United States amid rising trade tensions between the two countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the White House had “brought huge damage to the economy of other countries and the US itself,” spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing on Thursday.

Lu described US trade policy as “typical economic terrorism, economic hegemonism, and economic unilateralism.”

The statement followed similarly ominous rhetoric from Chinese state media, which issued a stern message to Washington on Wednesday: “Don’t say we didn’t warn you.”

The People’s Daily, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, used the loaded phrase in a

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