China says if US insists on escalating trade tensions, China will respond with firm resolve
Comments by China's foreign ministry
- Doesn't want a trade war with the US but is not afraid of one
- Door is always open to talks with the US but only on an equal basis
- Says that US should stop interfering in China's internal affairs
The final comment is directed towards the latest extradition treaty with Hong Kong, which saw a massive protest by Hong Kong citizens over the weekend. The US has expressed 'grave concern' about the proposal, warning that Hong Kong could lose its special status if it decides to commit to the proposal with China.