The Latest: Trump threatens more action in China trade fight

n this May 9, 2019, file photo a container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va. China has announced tariff hikes on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's escalation of a fight over technology and other trade disputes. The Finance Ministry said Monday, May 13, the penalty duties of 5% to 25% on hundreds of U.S. products including batteries, spinach and coffee take effect June 1. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tariffs battle between China and the United States (all times local):

2:35 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he’s going to take further action to help the nation’s farmers in the midst of an escalating trade war with China.

Trump is telling reporters that China has been taking advantage of the U.S. for many years, hours after China announced increased tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods.

The move comes after Trump pushed up tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports from 10% to 25% Friday — the same day U.S.-China negotiations trade ended without a breakthrough or any specific plan for further talks.

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