China, asked about U.S. tariffs, says normal trade order should be protected

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s foreign ministry said on Friday all countries should protect the normal trade order, when asked about United States’ decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Dollar and China Yuan notes are seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a regular briefing in Beijing.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Kim Coghill

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