US bargaining power won't improve if China trade war intensifies: Global Times

The Qingdao free trade port area in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on May 8, 2019.
The Qingdao free trade port area in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on May 8, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's nationalist Global Times tabloid said in an editorial on Sunday (May 12) that the United States would not have more bargaining chips at the negotiation table with China once the trade war intensifies.

"The US has misunderstood the interests of both sides, and seriously underestimated China's endurance," the Global Times said on its website.

"China's confidence and core concerns will by no means be weakened by tariff hikes."

(This story is developing.)