If the Chinese government retaliated against tariff increases by the United States, it would not take direct aim at Apple, an economist argued today.

“For China, the best target is Boeing,” said Caroline Freund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Freund was responding to questions after Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party-supported newspaper, warned of reprisals if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a campaign pledge to dramatically increase tariffs on goods imported into the United States.

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