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China has to retaliate against US tariffs, but also needs to address concerns

It is necessary for China to retaliate against the United States' moves to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports because otherwise, it will lose more, analysts say.

However, China also needs to address the perception of the US and other advanced economies that it is employing unfair trade practices, particularly in relation to its strategies to move up the global value chain, they added.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2018, with the headline 'China has to retaliate, but also needs to address concerns'. Print Edition | Subscribe