US President Donald Trump has accused China, saying “they broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two countries.
The comments came as Beijing said it would not delay to retaliate with “necessary countermeasures” if the US increases tariffs on Chinese products.
President Trump has vowed to double excessively the tariffs on $200bn (£152bn) of Chinese goods this Friday.
Despite the current situation on ground, the two sides are suppose to hold trade talks in the US on Thursday.
Ahead of the discussions, Mr Trump condemned China’s leaders of breaking the deal the US was negotiating on trade.