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UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of …


China’s economic growth steady amid tariff fight with US

China’s economic growth holds steady at 6.4% in latest quarter amid tariff war with US, other data show consumer, factory activity accelerating


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

REC Silicon facility to shut down in May

Production at the REC Silicon facility in Moses Lake will be shut down May 15, with a possible long-term shutdown and layoffs at the end of June, if a resolution …


China, EU agree to strengthen trade relationship

China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward making it easier for foreign investors to get access to China, the world’s second …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Mar-a-Lago infiltrator had hidden-camera detector, attorney says

Prosecutors say a Chinese woman arrested at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club lied repeatedly to Secret Service agents while carrying computer malware unlike anything a government analyst had ever seen.


China quitting canola has Canadian farmers sweating

After getting China hooked on canola, Canadian growers of the oilseed are reeling from the Asian giant’s decision to cut imports. They’re standing pat, though, on their production plans.


Trump says U.S., China ‘rounding the turn’ in trade talks

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. and China are “rounding the turn” in a lengthy negotiation over trade and predicted that “something monumental” for both countries could be …


A defiant Italy becomes the first G-7 country to sign on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

High-level U.S., China trade talks to resume next week

Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Facebook’s vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat.


U.S. trade gap jumped to 10-year high; record gap with China

The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

Chinese leader Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge despite a slowing economy, ongoing trade war with the U.S. and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power.


China considers legal changes on technology to placate U.S.

China’s ceremonial legislature is due to endorse a law meant to help end a bruising tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology.


WTO panel rules in favor of U.S. in Chinese farm subsidy case

The World Trade Organization panel has ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with China over agricultural subsidies, saying Beijing went beyond WTO limits in its support …


U.S. still sends lots of lobster to China, but tariff a worry

America is still sending millions of pounds of lobster to China, but members of the seafood industry remain on edge about the future of the United States’ relationship with one …


US general says no military threat on southern border

Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defense said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

U.S. stocks rise broadly after Trump postpones tariff increase

Stocks closed modestly higher Monday after shedding most of the gains from an early rally spurred by the Trump administration’s decision to hold off on increasing tariffs on imported Chinese …


Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted …


U.S., China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

U.S. and China extend trade talks through weekend, and a Xi-Trump meeting may follow in March


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

World stocks mostly rise ahead of more China-US trade talks

World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development

China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out …


Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

President Donald Trump said that “there’s a possibility” he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Optimism over U.S.-China trade talks boosts stocks again

Stocks extended their gains in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday as investors remained optimistic that the U.S. and China will make more progress in resolving their costly trade dispute.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

Washington farmers face rising costs, uncertain markets in ongoing trade war

Washington farmers can expect a tougher year covering expenses even if political leaders finalize trade agreements with the countries that import apples, beef and wheat from the Evergreen State, a …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

In year of the pig, Hong Kong has had enough of wild ones

It may be the year of the pig, but Hong Kong has had enough of the wild ones. Authorities in the densely populated financial center are looking for ways to …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Record Boeing earnings soar past Wall Street expectations

With Boeing’s jet deliveries climbing ever higher, the company released its 2018 financial results Wednesday, delivering record revenue, record profit and record cash flow for the year that well exceeded …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

Critical China trade talks open amid tough U..S action against Huawei

BEIJING – When Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the head of the team handling trade negotiations with the United States, landed in Washington on Monday for a critical round of …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

World trade group is likely to probe Trump’s China tariffs

Tension between the U.S. and China is about to get more complicated, with the World Trade Organization ready to investigate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese …


China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China demanded Tuesday that the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely …


China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world’s first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence. China’s official news agency said Monday that investigators determined that the scientist acted …