Spokesperson of the Chinese parliament Zhang Yesui said China does not want a trade war with the United States but would be ready to defend its interests, during a press conference in Beijing on Sunday. «China does not want a trade war with the United States, but if the US takes actions to hurt China's interests, China will not sit idly and will take necessary measures,» Zhang said during the... Еще press conference, at the eve of beginning of the National People's Congress' yearly two-week session. «China is committed to a path of a peaceful development and China pursues a defence policy that is defensive in nature. China's development will not pose a threat to other countries,» Zhang continued. Zhang called trade and economic relations between China and the US «mutually beneficial by nature,» and that «for such a big relation it is natural that there are some frictions.» Yesui's comments come days after US President Donald Trump announced plans to impose a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminium imports, a decision likely to affect China, the world's largest steel importer.