China to ban imports of coal, lead, zinc, aluminium, zinc alloy and coal from the US, Canada and Australia, says Chinese ambassador

China will ban imports from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, its ambassador said on Wednesday, saying China would not tolerate a trade war that threatens its future as a world leader.The move by Chinese President Xi Jinping was expected to strengthen ties between the world’s two biggest economies.It comes as Beijing faces …