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China vows to fight back if US puts tariff hikes into effects

China expressed regrets over the planned tariff hike by the US on Chinese imports and vows to fight back if the US puts the punitive tariffs into effects

"China deeply regrets this and will have not choice but to take necessary countermeasures if the US sides puts the tariff measures into effect," said the Ministry of Commerce in a statement released late Wednesday.

"Escalating trade frictions is against the interests of the two peoples as well as the people of the world," said the ministry.

The statement is in response to US announcement on Wednesday that it would raise tariffs . . .

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