Experts have estimated U.S. tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods will shave 0.2 percent off Chinese growth. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
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Six months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out about a fifth of China's stock market value and driven its currency down sharply.Shanghai's benchmark share index .SSEC is down roughly 22 percent since January, when U.S. President Donald Trump's first trade tariffs on solar panels were announced.It has fallen 9 percent since June 19, when Trump outlined his plans to tax a lot more Chinese imports than he initially proposed.Tariffs on the first batch of $34 billion worth of Chinese imports kicked in Friday.U.S. tariffs on another $16 billion of Chinese goods are due to go into effect in two weeks, Trump said Thursday.A China central bank adviser, Ma Jun, said U.S. tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods will shave 0.2 percentage points off Chinese growth.
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