Prior to the proposed agricultural tariffs, Beijing imposed punitive duties on $3 billion worth of USA imports, including pork, in retaliation for USA tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum products worth the same value.
The threatened tariffs on a 150 billion worth of Chinese goods, and 50 billion of USA goods, would dent economic growth on both sides of the Pacific, analysts say.
The country slapped a temporary fee on US sorghum on Tuesday after the United States banned American companies from selling parts to Chinese phone maker ZTE Corp on Monday.
The ministry launched the investigation in February in what many observers said was meant as a retaliation for the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese solar panels and washing machines late a year ago.
Investigators concluded dumping of United States sorghum "substantially damaged" Chinese competitors, the Commerce Ministry said.
In China, sorghum is used in animal feed and also in the production of a popular type of Chinese liquor. China is one of the biggest foreign markets for USA sorghum growers.
Study says more than 5 drinks in a week may shorten lives
Heavier drinkers who enjoy 18 or more drinks a week are likely to lose five years of life, the researchers concluded. In the USA , the upper limit for men is almost double at 196g a week or 11 glasses and 98g a week for women.
Automakers had been waiting for details since President Xi Jinping announced in a speech last week that ownership restrictions would be eased and auto import duties reduced.
"It has instant impact for firms like Tesla", said Li Yanwei, an analyst with the China Automobile Dealers Association Expert Committee.
This will be followed by the removal of ownership obstacles in 2022 for makers of commercial vehicles and passenger cars.
Limits on foreign ownership of electric vehicle producers will be eliminated this year, the Cabinet's planning agency said.
Until now, global automakers such as General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY) have been allowed to own no more than 50 percent of a joint venture with a Chinese partner and were limited to two ventures. China is one of the biggest foreign markets for USA sorghum growers.
The step reflects growing official confidence in China's young but fast-growing carmakers and a desire to make the industry more flexible as Beijing promotes development of electric cars. Sales of sedans, SUVs and minivans previous year totaled 24.8 million units, about 55 percent of which was American, European, Japanese and Korean brands.