Taiwan slams China for mulling additional suspension on tariff cuts

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Taiwan on Wednesday slammed China's decision to study measures to suspend tariff concessions on more Taiwanese imports after the mainland scrapped preferential tariffs on a dozen chemical products from the island from the start of the year. In response to Beijing's announcement Tuesday, the self-ruled democracy expressed "strong dissatisfaction and condemnation," accusing China of using the economy and trade as a "weapon" to exert pressure on Taiwan in a bid to manipulate and undermine the island's presidential election Saturday. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said the mainland is contemplating...

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