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U.S., China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle …


Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world’s two largest economies.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through Tmall

Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its …


China exports accelerated in July despite rise in U.S. tariffs

China’s exports to the United States surged last month as its merchants rushed to fill orders ahead of a jump in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

The Trump administration says it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese imports.


New U.S. slap against China: Tighter curbs on tech investment

Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies or to buy American technology in such cutting-edge …


Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities raze his Beijing studio

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have begun razing his Beijing studio.


China announces $60B of U.S. goods for tariff retaliation

China on Friday announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Starbucks inks Alibaba partnership to drive China deliveries

Starbucks Corp. is joining forces with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to begin delivering its drinks and baked goods in China, rolling out an effort to stave off competitors and turn …


Man explodes small bomb outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’

President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a “fair trade deal” with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Facebook sets up subsidiary in China, where it’s blocked

Facebook is blocked in China but it’s still setting up a subsidiary in the world’s most populous country.


CIA: China is waging a ‘quiet kind of cold war’ against US

China is waging a “quiet kind of cold war” against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a …


Trump ups tariff threat, slams Fed, big U.S. trading partners

President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and again criticized the Federal Reserve, as well as some of the nation’s …


U.S. challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and …


China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology …


Badger hair, frog legs among niche products on Trump’s tariff list

U.S. trade officials have invited you to comment on their latest list of proposed import tariffs covering 6,031 categories of items from China. They may get an earful, as the …


Chinese find suggests human relatives left Africa earlier

Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought.


Tim Hortons gambles with major China push

Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, plans to open more than 1,500 restaurants in China amid a growing global trade war.


China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat

China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

US proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports

The Trump administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Tesla plans China plant with 500,000 vehicle capacity

Tesla has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that will rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

China lets Nobel widow leave for Berlin after house arrest

China on Tuesday allowed Liu Xia to fly to Berlin, ending an eight-year house arrest that drew international criticism and made the soft-spoken, chain-smoking 57-year-old poet with a shaven head …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

China could hurt U.S., even if it ran out of imports to tax

In its trade war with the U.S., China isn’t powerless to fight back once it runs out of American goods to penalize. It possesses a range of other weapons with …


These attack robots and their UW creators will take on the world at RoboMaster competition in China

UW Advanced Robotics team is taking its squad of fighting machines to the biggest, most complex student games in the world.


Cherries, apples, wheat: U.S.-China trade war could wilt growth in Washington farm exports

Thousands of Washington farmers who grow apples, cherries, pears and wheat now find themselves on the front lines of a battle between the two largest economies in the world.


33 Chinese dead in boat sinking off Thai island, 23 missing

Thai authorities on Friday evening suspended the search for missing tourists who were on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, as the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

U.S.-China trade war could drive prices up and growth down

The world’s two biggest economies fired the opening shots Friday in a trade war that could have wide-ranging consequences for consumers, workers, companies, investors and political leaders.


U.S. tariffs take effect, China warns of ‘counterattack’

The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing said it would be forced to make a “counterattack” in a dispute between the world’s two biggest economies that …