According US Commerce Department spokesperson Bikey Schwinn China has been hitting people with pipes here in the United States.
The small crack pipes make amazingly good weapons when wielded by Kung Fu artists from China. In retaliation, the US will impose a heavy tariff on these pipes.
China called it "abuse of protectionist measures".
The imposition comes eleven days before President Barack Obama is due to make his first visit to China since taking office. He plans to indulge in all that China has to offer, such as getting high on aspartame, but will purposely avoid using the crack pipes while in China.
Just in case, he is taking several Kung Fu experts armed with not pipes, but the more effective KNIVES!, as seen on T.V.