Chinese authorities - bracing for economic fallout - have taken a range of measures in recent weeks to bolster the economy.
Beijing says the United States is deliberately creating the trade conflict, using bullying tactics, and ignoring global negotiating norms so that it can stop the rise of China as a competitor on the world stage.
By comparison, companies in America sold £100bn ($130bn) of goods to China during the same period.
"The implementation date of the taxation measures will be subject to the actions of the USA, and China reserves the right to continue to introduce other countermeasures", the Chinese government press release stated. On Friday officials also stepped into cushion the yuan, which has been battered by trade tensions and was approaching the key level of seven to the dollar. China's trading partners complain those might violate its market-opening pledges by subsidizing or shielding Chinese companies from competition.
That could cast a shadow over U.S. President Donald Trump's energy dominance ambitions.
The foreign ministry spokesman appealed to Washington to negotiate but could not confirm reports the two sides were setting up talks.
The Chinese Commerce Ministry blamed the US for escalating the situation. It had also become the largest buyer of USA crude oil outside of Canada, but Kpler, which tracks worldwide oil shipments, shows crude cargoes to China have also dropped off in recent months.
Morgan Stanley has estimated annual Chinese imports of U.S. LNG could rise to as much as $9 billion within two or three years, from $1 billion in 2017.
HUD announced in November 2016 that all federally-owned public housing must be smokefree by July 30, 2018. Residents are fuming at the new policies stating it's not fair they will be monitored in their homes.
The filmmaker on Friday announced that actress Priyanka Chopra has opted out of the Salman Khan starrer for a very special reason. But while Priyanka was in the USA , she kept getting news about other actors getting added to the cast.
This commercial satellite image shows North Korea's Sanumdong missile assembly facility south of Pyongyang on July 7. In that address, the North Korean leader was unequivocal about what was next, they say.
Almost 300,000 people followed at least one of the newly banned accounts and thousands expressed interest in events they promoted. None had Russian IP addresses, the unique number ever computer or server has which allows its location to be discovered.
The tax and bank fraud trial represents the first test of Mueller's ability to win a conviction of a former Trump aide. Manafort has pleaded not guilty. "This case is about taxes and trust", defence attorney Thomas Zehnle told jurors.
Here's the point: the president has run through a succession of lawyers in connection with the Democrats' many attacks on him. Common Cause says the tape bolstered their argument that Trump knew about the payment and that it was potentially illegal.
Some of Iran's military bases in Syria are next to Syrian military compounds, according to the intelligence source. The Syrian government accused the White Helmets of being agents of foreign enemies and working with insurgents.
He drove home after the shoot wrapped around 4 a.m., but when he got there, another vehicle was blocking his driveway. TMZ reports , citing unnamed sources, that the men stole around $750,000 in jewelry and more than $15,000 in cash.
I don't want a contract because maybe in the next year or so I'm a free agent, so maybe they might look to tie me down for that. Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly are now serious doubts to face Real Madrid in United's final pre-season game across the pond.
But as has been the case most of the week, it's not the heat but rather the humidity that makes it rather unbearable outside. Daily high temperatures should swell to the 80s and perhaps near 90 by the weekend; nightly numbers will settle to the 70s.
In February, Lovato told CBS News that her single, " Tell Me You Love Me " was actually about conquering her addiction as well. While police didn't name the victim, TMZ and People identified the victim as Demi Lovato . "I promise I'll get help".
He last fought inside the Octagon back in 2016 at UFC 2015, when he captured the lightweight title after defeating Eddie Alvarez . What do you think of Conor McGregor's punishment? Today's proceedings will not affect McGregor's ability to travel to the US.
The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1h 00m IST on July 28. A Super Blue Blood Moon rises behind the Camlica Mosque on January 31, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Selena's heartbreak comes after she was seen looking somber on her way to breakfast with friends in Studio City on Wednesday. Lovato said, "Being able to help people in recovery is something I'm passionate about".
As she described how the man's bags were being removed from the flight, a round of applause broke out and Ersson started to cry. The student then turned to fellow passengers and told them why she was standing up against the deportation.
Thomas will take a lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds into Sunday's final stage to Paris, which is traditionally a procession. For Thomas' fans in Wales, the feat is just as monumental. "All the interest of Cardiff is nuts.
Twitter's relations with advertisers have been strained by concerns about phony accounts bought by users to boost their following. To Twitter's credit, the dwindling user base is partially due to its own measures to battle spammy and malicious accounts.
They later went for a trip to Goa with Chopra's family and relatives that also included actress Parineeti Chopra . Well, the rumours had first begun back in 2017 when Nick was seen posing with Priyanka at the Met Gala 2017.
The Agriculture Department is announcing a $ 12 billion " short-term " plan to help US farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. He notes that countries "that have treated us unfairly on trade for years" are coming to Washington to negotiate.
Investors are now looking ahead to an important meeting between Trump and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .miapj0000pus was up a touch waiting for other markets to open.
Molinari clinched it with a driver that skirted the edge of a pot bunker, leaving him a lob wedge from 112 yards to 5 feet. Oh, yeah", said Woods, who finished the tournament finished tied for sixth, three shots behind playing partner Molinari.
In 2013, Gandapur's brother Israrullah, who was then the provincial law minister, was killed in an attack on his home. Later Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Gandapur.