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China tries to defuse trade pressure, says world benefits
by Joe McDonald - June 29, 2018 - 3:00am
China's government defended its trade record as a benefit to the world in a new effort Thursday to defuse U.S. and European pressure over market access and technology policy.
China, EU to form group to modernize global trade rules
by Joe McDonald - June 26, 2018 - 1:00am
China and the European Union agreed Monday to launch a group that will work to update global trade rules to address technology policy, subsidies and other emerging irritants and preserve support for international...
Asian stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat
by Joe McDonald - June 19, 2018 - 11:58am
Asian stocks tumbled Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods.
China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish
by Joe McDonald - June 16, 2018 - 11:51am
China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.
US, China discuss American exports in bid to ease trade spat
by Joe McDonald - June 3, 2018 - 12:37pm
U.S. and Chinese officials have discussed specific American export items Beijing might buy as part of its pledge to narrow its trade surplus with the United States, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday...
US firms, debt could be China's targets if US plays hardball
by Joe McDonald - May 6, 2018 - 11:05am
In a looming trade war between the world's two largest economies, American companies in China may have a bull's-eye on their backs.
China weighs whether to retaliate over Trump's tariff hikes
by Joe McDonald - March 2, 2018 - 4:32pm
After threatening to retaliate if President Donald Trump raised trade barriers, Chinese leaders need to decide whether his hikes in steel and aluminum tariffs justify starting a fight that might disrupt access to...
China criticizes US for nuclear adversary claims
by Joe McDonald - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
China on yesterday criticized a US government report that cast Beijing as a potential nuclear adversary and called on Washington to reduce its own much larger arsenal and join in promoting regional stability.
China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan 'country'
by Joe McDonald - January 13, 2018 - 2:16am
Chinese regulators rebuked fashion brand Zara, Delta Air Lines and medical device maker Medtronic on yesterday for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a fresh show of Beijing's acute sensitivity about the...
Global markets turn lower as 2018 trading gets underway
by Joe McDonald - January 3, 2018 - 4:38am
Stock markets turned lower in European hours on yesterday, the first day of trading in 2018, as investors looked ahead to whether the record-setting equity run will last.
China, Britain pledge cooperation as UK leaves EU
by Joe McDonald - December 17, 2017 - 1:29am
Britain and China pledged Saturday to promote London as a center for offshore use of Beijing's currency and cooperate in clean energy research and promoting trade as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European...
Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade
by Joe McDonald - November 8, 2017 - 8:47am
After a brief truce with China to cooperate on North Korea, President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market access, technology...
Trump visits Beijing amid mounting tensions over trade
by Joe McDonald - November 8, 2017 - 1:20am
While Trump is looking to boost sagging public approval ratings, the Chinese leader enters their meeting on a political high.
China's Xi promises reform in event with US business leaders
by Joe McDonald - October 31, 2017 - 6:45am
President Xi Jinping has promised to open China's economy wider during a meeting with American business leaders ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump amid trade tensions.
Asian markets advance after strong Wall Street week
by Joe McDonald - October 9, 2017 - 12:58pm
Most Asian markets rose Monday following a strong week on Wall Street as Chinese trading resumed after a holiday.
China has tools to pressure Kim but worries of consequences
by Joe McDonald - September 5, 2017 - 7:18am
China has the economic tools to pressure North Korea but fears pushing Kim Jong Un's government so hard it collapses.
Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains
by Joe McDonald - August 22, 2017 - 8:04am
Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained as investors looked ahead to this week's gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens
by Joe McDonald - January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after Donald Trump took office as U.S. president and promised "American first" policies, adding to concerns about the threat of protectionism.
KFC, Apple in China hit by South China Sea spat
by Joe McDonald - July 20, 2016 - 4:49pm
To the challenges facing KFC and Apple in China, add a surprise backlash from Beijing's spat with the Philippines over the South China Sea.  
Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout
by Joe McDonald - June 27, 2016 - 3:26pm
Japanese and Chinese stocks rose Monday but other Asian markets declined and U.S. shares appeared headed for a lower opening as jittery traders watched for more fallout from Britain's vote to exit the European ...
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