The Latest: Trade dispute escalates between US and China
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the higher tariffs on China that President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday.
Lighthizer adds that trade negotiations with the Chinese will resume on Thursday in Washington.
In a briefing with reporters, Lighthizer accused Beijing of “reneging on prior commitments” after 10 rounds of high-stakes negotiations over China’s aggressive drive to supplant American technological dominance.