Earlier, the US president said that the new tariffs came after China renegotiated an existing trade deal prior to signing, did not purchase US agricultural products in large enough quantities - as previously agreed - and did not stop the sale of Fentanyl to the United States, as promised by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The editor-in-chief of the Chinese and English editions of the Global Times, Hu Xijin, said that the "new tariffs will by no means bring closer a deal that the US wants".
New tariffs will by no means bring closer a deal that the US wants, it will only make it further away. I think the Chinese will no longer give priority to controlling trade war scale, they will focus on the national strategy under a prolonged trade war.— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) 1 August 2019
The United States and China have been engaged in a trade war since June 2018, when Trump announced he was imposing tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports in a bid to balance the trade deficit.
Since then, the two countries have imposed several tit-for-tat rounds of tariffs.
In June, Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day truce during which they would refrain from imposing additional tariffs and re-launch negotiations in a bid to resolve the trade war.
The newly-announced 10-percent tariff will be levied in addition to tariffs already in place affecting some $250 billion in goods from China.