China-US trade war would only cause pain, says China's commerce minister

China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan attends a news conference on the sidelines of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on March 11, 2017.
China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan attends a news conference on the sidelines of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on March 11, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A trade war between China and the United States would only cause pain without gain, Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said on Saturday, on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the country's parliament.

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