China is retaliating against the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods, imposing charges of its own Monday on a list of 128 imports from the United States, including agricultural products ranging from fruit to wine to frozen pork.
China's tariffs add fuel to what many economists fear is a burgeoning trade war between the two economic superpowers.
Beijing said it was suspending its obligations to the World Trade Organization to reduce tariffs on U.S. goods and would instead impose a 15 percent tariff on 120 U.S. goods, including fruit.
On pork and seven other products, the duty would be 25 percent, the Ministry of Commerce said, according to Xinhua news agency.
On Monday, the White House responded, saying Beijing was targeting "fairly traded U.S. exports" and distorting markets, Reuters reports.
"China's subsidization and continued overcapacity is the root cause of the steel crises," a White House spokeswoman said. "Instead of targeting fairly traded U.S. exports, China needs to stop its unfair trading practices which are harming U.S national security and distorting global markets."