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  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    Companies Welcome US-China Trade Truce, Warn Disputes Remain

    Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global growth. President Donald Trump said Washington will suspend a tariff hike planned for Tuesday on $250 billion of Chinese goods. In exchange, Trump said...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    US Suspends Tariff Hike on Chinese Imports

    Speaking to reporters Friday, President Donald Trump said China and the U.S. are close on a limited deal including farm exports and that a U.S. tariff increase planned for Tuesday will no longer go into effect.

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2019

    Markets Tumble on Growing Tariffs Rift Between US, China

    President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the state of the domestic economy, wondering who was a “bigger enemy” of the U.S. — Powell or...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2019

    Stocks Fall As Trump, China Escalate Trade War

    Dow Industrial Average takes a sharp nosedive after a series of tweets from President Trump “hereby ordering” American companies to pull out of China and attacking Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell.

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Inside the Secretive Media Outlet That Became One of Trump’s Biggest Supporters

    By the numbers, there is no bigger advocate of President Donald Trump on Facebook than The Epoch Times. The small New York-based nonprofit news outlet has spent more than $1.5 million on about 11,000 pro-Trump advertisements in the last six months, according to data from Facebook’s advertising archive — more than any organization outside of the Trump campaign itself, and...

  • Associated Press Jul 2, 2019

    China’s Gov. Backs Hong Kong Chief After Protests

    China’s government issued strong backing for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing condemned the acts that saw several hundred demonstrators break through glass and steel barriers to enter the building on Monday...

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    WWDC19: Apple Previews New Software as It Diversifies Beyond iPhones

    Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off a keynote Monday that previewed upcoming changes to the company’s phone and computer software, some intended to help it diversify to offset eroding sales of its bedrock product, the iPhone.

  • PRESIDENT May 10, 2019

    Venezuela’s Guaidó Promises to Persevere Despite Crackdown

    Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is looking to jumpstart his movement to oust Nicolas Maduro in the wake of last week’s failed military uprising, promising to persevere in the face of a deepening crackdown. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Guaidó reiterated his willingness to consider inviting foreign troops to force Maduro from power, echoing the line from...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 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...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    US Stocks Slide After Threat From Trump to Raise Tariffs

    Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend to raise tariffs on goods imported from China. Trump complained that the trade talks between the two countries are moving too slowly.

  • Donald Trump May 5, 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...

  • smartphones Feb 24, 2019

    China’s Huawei Unveils 5G Phone With Folding Screen

    China’s Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market’s dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on the eve of MWC Barcelona, a four-day showcase of mobile devices, as the company battles U.S. allegations it is a cybersecurity risk. The device can...

  • Donald Trump Jan 4, 2019

    Stocks Swing to Huge Gains After Jobs Report, Trade Talks

    Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets. Hopes for progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a strong report on the U.S. jobs market and encouraging comments from the head of the U.S. central...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    China Says Plans Made for US Trade Talks in January

    China’s government said Thursday it has made plans with Washington for talks in January aimed at ending a tariff battle that threatens to depress global trade. The two sides have “made specific arrangements for face-to-face meetings” and are talking by phone, said a Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng. Gao gave no details. Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed...

  • Donald Trump Dec 6, 2018

    Stocks Claw Back From an Early Plunge on Fed Report

    U.S. stocks clawed most of their way back from a deep slide Thursday that at one point had wiped out the market’s gains for the year. An early plunge briefly knocked more than 700 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to cause another flare-up in tensions between Washington and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2018

    China Files WTO Challenge to US $200B Tariff Plan

    China’s government says it has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion in an escalating dispute over technology policy. The Commerce Ministry’s announcement Monday comes less than a week after the U.S. Trade Representative proposed the possible second tariff hike following a measure targeting $34 billion...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    China Denies Xi Comments Aimed at Settling US Dispute

    China’s government on Thursday denied President Xi Jinping’s promise of market-opening measures this week was aimed at settling a tariff dispute with Washington and said negotiations are impossible under “unilateral coercion” by the United States. A commerce ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, complained U.S. President Donald Trump’s government has “shown no sincerity,” according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Gao said...

  • food Jan 5, 2018

    China Tightens North Korea Trade Limits Under UN Sanctions

    China on Friday tightened limits on critically important energy supplies to North Korea and stepped up other trade restrictions under intensified U.N. nuclear sanctions. Beijing said it will limit exports of crude oil and refined petroleum to the North. Previous curbs didn’t apply to crude oil, which makes up the bulk of China’s energy exports to the North. China accounts...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2017

    China Hits Back at US on Human Trafficking Downgrade

    China has pre-emptively hit back at the United States for speaking “irresponsibly” ahead of an expected Trump administration move to name China among the world’s worst human trafficking offenders. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Tuesday that China strongly opposes the U.S. using its domestic laws to attack another country’s record, and maintained that the results of China’s anti-human trafficking...

  • China Mar 7, 2017

    China Not Amused by Dalai Lama’s Spot on John Oliver’s Show

    John Oliver won rave reviews for his “Last Week Tonight” interview showing the Dalai Lama in all his candor and wit. Beijing, however, was not amused. China’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said the exiled Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader had appeared “deceptive” on the HBO show where he criticized some Chinese leaders as small minded and mocked Beijing’s portrayal of him...

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