The Trump administration sent a sudden, harsh message to its Chinese counterparts on Tuesday morning, saying the U.S. was moving forward with its threat to apply tariffs on Chinese imports and other moves to restrict Beijing from accessing sensitive U.S. technology. The move surprised many observers after the White House had for days trumpeted the outlines of a deal, in which any trade war with China would be put on hold while negotiators—led on the U.S. side by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin —worked on a deal that would have China reduce its $375 billion annual trade advantage by buying more U.S. goods. Read More The White House said Tuesday it would announce by June 15 a final list of $50 billion in imports from China that would be subject to tariffs of 25%, with the duties implemented “shortly thereafter.” Planned investment restrictions aimed at preventing Chinese acquisition of American […]