The US is expected to announce hefty penalty tariffs against Chinese goods for stealing American intellectual property and selling it back to the US at dumping prices.
The bill puts watered-down controls on US government contract with China's ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies. Nevertheless, China has expressed concerns about new measures in the defense act.
Washington has said Turkey's tariffs on US products ranging from cars to tobacco was "a step in the wrong direction." Ankara's diplomatic and trade spat with Washington has contributed to a full-blown currency crisis.
China has said it will hold a fresh round of trade talks with the United States in Washington later this month, providing some hope that the current conflict between the world's two largest economies can be defused.
After imposing one set of tariffs on China in July, the Trump administration announced another round on a further 279 items on Tuesday. China immediately made good on its promise match the US dollar for dollar.
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