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Report: Chinese Hotel Bumps Up Rates For Americans By 25%

American guests at a hotel in Shenzhen, China will reportedly be charged 25% more than everyone else after its owner became incensed by Donald Trump waging a trade war against Beijing. Local media reported Thursday that The Modern Classic Hotel Group had put up a notice at its hotel informing guests of the extra charge on American guests. “We put up the notice last Friday. Our boss was really angry about the endless tariffs the U.S. planned to impose on China, so we decided to stand with the country and show our support,” a spokesperson of the hotel told the Global Times. However, people answering the phone Friday at numbers on the hotel’s website said they were unaware of the policy. “Chinese public sentiment towards the U.S. is becoming more sensitive” over the tariff threats, the tabloid Global Times said in its report. The U.S. and China each imposed a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of the other’s goods on July 6. This week, Washington published a new set of proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of goods from China.