Donald Trump threatens Beijing with tariff hikes

US President Donald Trump is at it again.

Trump has threatened to raise the stakes in the simmering US-China trade war.

The president tweeted that tariffs of 10% on certain goods would rise to 25% on Friday, and $325 billion of untaxed goods could face 25% duties 'shortly'.

Speaking to Melanie Rice, US foreign policy expert Brooks Spector says no one was expecting the change of heart from Trump.

Up to yesterday evening, everybody thought an agreement was in reach.

Brooks Spector, US foreign policy expert 

Suddenly it was announced that there might be new tariffs.

Brooks Spector, US foreign policy expert 

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