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Donald Trump’s promises trigger fears of a trade war that would damage Washington’s economy

Trade experts warn that Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric foreshadows a trade war with China and a scrapping of hard-won tariff reductions. Washington state farmers, who would be among the casualties …


In Coeur d’Alene stop, Idaho governor ‘bullish’ on Trump presidency

Running on little sleep after a trade mission to China followed by Tuesday’s election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was buoyant Wednesday about a Donald Trump presidency, the state’s open-for-business economy …


China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion

China’s Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes …


Rescuers say all 33 miners trapped in China mine found dead

All 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead, state media reported Wednesday, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible.


Chinese buyers driving up real estate values in cities such as Seattle

For the fourth year in a row, buyers from China ranked first among foreign nationals purchasing property in the United States, according to a survey by the National Association of …


Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon’s path in southern China

Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and …


Philippine president parts from U.S., moves toward China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, …


Wal-Mart’s China revival strategy calls for deliveries, some by drones, in hours

Wal-Mart Stores has hit the reset button on its China strategy in dramatic fashion. The world’s largest retailer is making an ambitious push into e-commerce in China and aims to …


Starbucks plans to double stores in China in 5 years

Starbucks is pushing ahead with its expansion into mainland China, saying Wednesday it’s on track to have 5,000 stores by 2021, more than doubling the number of its coffee shops …


China launches manned mission to experimental space station

China launched a pair of astronauts into space Monday on a mission to dock with an experimental space station and remain aboard for 30 days in preparation for the start …


Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic

It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States …


Trump promises revival of US steel, but buys his steel from China

Donald Trump has deep support in the coalfields and steel-producing towns of southwest Pennsylvania, and he has promised to get the foundry furnaces burning again, to get the U.S. steel …


Apple reportedly opening a research and development center in China

Apple Inc. is reportedly planning to open its first research and development center in China, allowing the tech giant to extend its reach in a vital market and maintain goodwill …


Philippines President Duterte to scrap future war games with U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country’s long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the …


China begins operating world’s largest radio telescope

The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit …


Samsung says it has found no battery problem in China

Samsung Electronics said Monday that its investigation into the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, reducing concerns that its smartphone crisis had …


28 dead, 15 missing after typhoon lashes eastern China

The strongest typhoon to hit China this year has left 28 people dead and 15 others missing in the east of the country.


China launches second space station, Tiangong 2

China has launched its second space station in a sign of the growing sophistication of its military-backed program that intends to send a mission to Mars in the coming years.


Charles Krauthammer: China incident highlights weakness

No surprise. China’s ostentatious rudeness was perfectly reflective of the world’s general disdain for President Obama.


Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates retain veto in key vote

A group of young Hong Kong pro-democracy activists pulled off a stunning election victory, gaining a foothold in the southern Chinese city’s legislature and setting the stage for a new …


South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …


China promises cooperation on steel at global summit

China agreed to cooperate more closely with its trading partners on its politically volatile steel exports as leaders of major economies ended a summit Monday with a forceful endorsement of …


New wave of anti-China activists set for Hong Kong vote win

HONG KONG – A new wave of anti-China activists appeared headed for victory in Hong Kong’s most pivotal elections since the handover from Britain in 1997, which could set the …


G-20 economic summit opens amid sluggish growth, trade disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for leaders of the United States, Germany and other major economies to resist pressure to raise trade barriers as they opened a summit amid …


Yum says it will sell stake in China unit ahead of spinoff

Yum Brands says it will sell a stake in its China unit, which the parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut is spinning off later this year.


U.S., China expected to join climate deal during Obama visit

HONOLULU – Opening his final trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is expected to join Chinese leader Xi Jinping in announcing their countries are formally taking part in a historic …


Political issues weigh on upcoming G-20 summit in China

While the global economy will dominate at this weekend’s summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging-market nations, politics and security issues form the backdrop to the gathering of …


Trudeau hails new era of China-Canada ties on Beijing visit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday hailed a new era in relations with China during his first official visit to a key trading partner, saying he aims to boost …


Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation …


Defective condoms prompt alert from Chile

Chilean authorities are issuing a health alert, saying they distributed more than 712,000 defective condoms.