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  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China's Xi Says Beijing Wants Trade Deal With U.S., Can ‘Fight Back'

    President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a “positive attitude” about the trade talks. “As...

  • Donald Trump Sep 5, 2019

    US Chinese Envoys to Meet in October for Tariff War Talks

    U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Stock markets rose on Thursday’s announcement but there has been no sign of progress since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed in June to resume deadlocked negotiations about trade and technology. The agreement on timing came...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump Wrong on China Trade, Again

    As U.S. trade talks with China drag on, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the U.S. has “never taken in 10 cents from China” in tariffs, but “now we’re taking in billions and billions of dollars.” The U.S. has collected billions in customs duties on Chinese imports for years, although the amount has increased greatly since the trade war with...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    China Economy Czar Heading for Washington Tariff War Talks

    China confirmed Tuesday its economy czar will go to Washington for trade talks despite fears he might cancel after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions. The announcement suggests President Xi Jinping’s government is putting its desire to end a conflict that has battered Chinese exporters ahead of the political need to look tough...

  • New Jersey May 7, 2019

    Happening Today: China, Myanmar, William Barr, Measles, Blood Pressure Med Recall, Met Gala, Amy Schumer

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  • May 7, 2019

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  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    Trump Threatens to Hike Tariffs on $200B of Chinese Imports

    President Donald Trump raised pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a tweet that sent financial markets swooning. Trump’s comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken investors and cast gloom...

  • China Mar 15, 2019

    China's Premier Denies Beijing Tells Companies to Spy

    China’s premier denied Beijing tells its tech companies to spy abroad and promised Friday to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally, seeking to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe over technology, market access and other irritants. Premier Li Keqiang’s rejection of spying accusations at a news conference was the communist government’s highest-level effort to put to rest Western security concerns....

  • Donald Trump Feb 21, 2019

    US, China Resume Trade Talks in Washington Ahead of Deadline

    The U.S. and China resumed high-levels talks Thursday aimed at easing a trade standoff that has unnerved global investors and clouded the outlook for the world economy. The talks opened as a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He sat down with a U.S. team led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    For US-China Trade Talks, Hopes Are High, Expectations Low

    U.S. and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks Wednesday aimed at settling a six-month trade war that has weakened both sides, shaken financial markets and clouded the outlook for the global economy. Yet the odds seem stacked against any substantive resolution this week to the standoff between the world’s two biggest economies. Perhaps the best that might be...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2019

    US Cancels Trade Planning Meeting With China, Source Says

    The White House rejected a trade planning meeting with Chinese counterparts this week due to outstanding disagreements between the two sides over the enforcement of intellectual property rules. Officials from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office were set to meet with two Chinese vice ministers this week to try to resolve trade differences before the March 1 deadline, but the meeting...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2018

    China Says Trade Deals Are Off If US Raises Tariffs

    China has balked at stepping up its purchases of American products, raising the odds of a trade war, if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to tax billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports. The warning from Beijing came after delegations led by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and China’s top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, wrapped...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2018

    Why US-China Trade Talks Left Toughest Issues Unresolved

    Facing the risk of a mutually harmful trade war, the world’s two biggest economies have put their differences on hold. Yet it’s far from clear that a fragile truce between the United States and China can hold. In exchange for the United States agreeing to hold off on tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing agreed over...

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2018

    Trump Plays Down Prospect of Successful US-China Trade Talks

    President Donald Trump on Thursday cast doubt on the prospect of successful trade talks with China, saying the Asian economic powerhouse has become “very spoiled” because it usually gets its way with the U.S. Trump, in response to questions from reporters during a meeting with NATO’s secretary-general, said the United States has been losing $500 billion a year on trade...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2018

    China Appeals for Cooperation as It Warns of ‘Trade War'

    A top Chinese official warned Sunday that a “trade war” would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing’s possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology. Speaking to global business leaders at a development forum, Vice Premier Han Zheng appealed for cooperation to make economic globalization “beneficial for all.” “A trade...

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2018

    China's Economic Czar Tells US Beijing Will Defend Interests

    China’s newly-appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion Chinese imports. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told Mnuchin in a phone call the order Trump signed Thursday violates international trade rules, the official Xinhua News Agency said....

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    China's Premier Urges US to ‘Act Rationally' Over Trade

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes, promising that Beijing will “open even wider” to imports and investment. “No one will emerge a winner from a trade war,” said Li, the No. 2 Chinese leader, at a news conference held during the meeting of China’s...

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2018

    China Minister Says Trade War With US Would Be ‘Disaster'

    China said Sunday that it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vowed to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. “There are no winners in a trade war, and it would bring disaster to our two countries as well as the rest of the world,” Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan said...

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