BEIJING (Reuters) – China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that China isn’t touching the United States about restarting trade negotiations and said complaints about forced technology transfers and IP theft are unacceptable.

China is not going to would like a trade war, but it really does not fear one and would fight if necessary, ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters at the regular briefing.

The comments came after the Us issued the Chinese goods worth $200 billion to generally be hit when using the new tariffs.