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China says prepared, won't hesitate to respond if Trump follows through on tariff threat

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BEIJING, April 6 (Reuters) - China said on Friday it is fully prepared to respond after U.S. President Donald Trump instructed trade officials to consider imposing tariffs on another $100 billion worth of Chinese goods.

China will not hesitate to respond if the United States adds further tariffs, Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng told a media briefing in Beijing, describing the tariff row as a struggle between multilateralism and unilateralism.

Economic officials of both sides have not recently held any trade negotiations, which are impossible under current conditions, he said. (Reporting by Tom Daly Editing by Robert Birsel)