US goal ‘not to inflame’ tensions with China: trade chief

The United States will seek to negotiate with Beijing about its industrial policies but the goal is “not to inflame trade tensions with China,” Washington’s trade chief says.

In a speech in Washington, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai says US President Joe Biden’s administration is “prepared to deploy all tools and explore the development of new ones” to “protect ourselves against the waves of damage inflicted over the years through unfair competition.”

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