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Stocks climb on report US may pare back tariffs on China

U.S. stocks finish with solid gains as investors hope the US might cut back its tariffs on imports from China.


Defense intel report fuels worries of China attack on Taiwan

A new defense intelligence assessment lays out U.S. concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring worries that Beijing could decide it has the ability to attack Taiwan and win.


SEC probes Boeing deal with China-linked satellite project

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Boeing’s relationship with a California satellite-communications startup that allegedly is controlled by the Chinese government.


North Korean leader reportedly committed to 2nd summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the leader of his only major ally, China, that he is committed to setting up a second summit with President Donald …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Optimism rises as U.S.-China trade talks conclude

U.S., China wrap up talks on tariff battle after Trump says they are ‘going very well!’ but no details immediately released.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

Stocks post 4th straight gain as hopes build on China trade

Stocks cinched their fourth consecutive gain Wednesday as indexes around the world build on their early 2019 rally. The gains for U.S. indexes faded slightly after President Donald Trump and …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

U.S.-China trade talks start amid cooling economic growth

Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world’s two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic …


American officials due in Beijing for talks on trade battle

American officials are due in Beijing Monday for talks aimed at easing the U.S.-China trade battle that threatens to hobble global economic growth.


China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

A new space power is born as China lands on the far side of the moon

When China announced on Thursday that it had successfully landed on the far side of the moon, it wasn’t just a scientific breakthrough. To Beijing, its expanding space mission also …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Stocks dive after Apple says iPhone sales in China slowed

Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street, with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years, after Apple reported that iPhone sales in China are slumping.


New Pentagon leader Shanahan makes clear his focus is China

On his first working day as acting defense secretary, Pat Shanahan made clear that his focus is on China.


Trump says ‘progress being made’ with China after Xi call

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he’d spoken at length with Chinese President Xi Jinping and that “big progress” is being made toward a deal between the world’s largest …


Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the municipal court in Tianjin city where lawyer Wang Quanzhang was to be tried.


Boeing set to deliver first 737 jet from completion center in China

Though China’s trade relationship with the U.S. faces an uncertain New Year under threat of increased tariffs, Boeing is all-in as it maneuvers to maintain a hefty share of what …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

U.S., Canada look to ease strains amid 3-way spat with China

The United States and Canada moved Friday to ease tensions between them over the case of a top Chinese technology executive whose arrest by Canadian authorities has sparked a diplomatic …


Marc A. Thiessen: China tried to strike at Trump – and missed the mark entirely

“When you strike at a king you must kill him,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Well, this year China tried to strike at President Trump for daring to launch a …


GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns

Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns.


China summons U.S. envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington’s behest and demanded Washington cancel …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Farmers, state watching for signs export markets will reopen

Washington farmers watching closely for a truce in the tariff war that could reopen markets to China.


China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, …


John Pomfret: A China-U.S. truce on trade only scratches the surface of a broader conflict

On a deeper level, the trade truce is between competing factions within the Trump administration that disagree fundamentally over how to pursue relations with China.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 8:04 a.m.

Christmas lights start and end their lives in China, and face rising costs

When the Christmas lights go out, you can recycle them, beginning a trans-Pacific journey that’s poised to get more expensive thanks to the U.S.-China trade war.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

The agreement by President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on a cease fire on tariffs postpones the threat of more disruption for China’s exporters and their Asian …


U.S., China put brakes on trade dispute with cease-fire

The United States and China reached a 90-day cease-fire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

U.S., China reach 90-day ceasefire on tariffs in trade dispute

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. stands apart as G-20 summit stumbles on trade, climate

The United States has been blocking progress at the Group of 20 summit on fixing world trade rules, fighting climate change and tackling migration, according to European officials involved in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

WSU scientist: Serious questions for scientist who claims to have gene-edited embryos

Chinese scientist He Jiankui received backlash in the scientific community when he announced the birth of twin girls whose genes he had edited. WSU scientist Lisette Maddison said his research …


China’s growth slows, as does tourist spending at Tiffany’s

There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists.