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UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American Superconductor Corp.


China to cancel more U.S. soy shipments as extra tariffs loom

Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue endorses work requirements for food assistance

Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue seeks to allay farmers’ trade concerns

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Chinese court hands U.S. football coach 4-year prison sentence

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced former Ball State football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison for his involvement in a September 2016 bar fight, a lawyer for …


China regulators free up extra $100B for bank lending

Chinese regulators have freed up an extra $100 billion for bank lending in a move financial analysts said could help to reassure investors amid trade tensions with Washington.


Popularity of tariffs on China may lead to pain

Farmers and workers would be hit hard if China imposes agricultural tariffs, targeting many counties that make up the president’s base.


Xiaomi seeks to raise up to $6.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

North Korea’s Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week’s groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump, the North’s official media reported Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful U.S.-China trade war

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world’s two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing …


Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.


Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce site JD

Google is investing $550 million in cash in China’s JD.com as the U.S. search giant pushes deeper into online commerce.


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for U.S. tariffs

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese …


Watchdog criticizes conditions at Chinese factory that builds Amazon Echo speakers

The worker took her position on the line in the brightly lit factory floor in China’s Hunan province, dressed in a static-resistant uniform.


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

The United States has pulled two more of its workers out of Cuba and are testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told the Associated Press on Friday, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

China’s Huawei denies collecting Facebook user data

Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

China warns U.S. trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff …


Kathleen Parker: I-Vanka be Daddy’s girl

Of course, I’m jealous of Ivanka Trump – because any criticism of another woman has to be jealousy, according to the letters I shall receive. In the following order, I …


U.S. commerce secretary in Beijing for talks on trade surplus

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on China’s promise to buy more American goods after Washington revived tensions by renewing its threat of tariff …


Mattis slams China on South China Sea island weaponization

China’s placement of weapons systems on manmade islands in the South China Sea is designed to intimidate and coerce others in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, laying …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

EU, China vow to uphold Iran nuclear deal

The European Union and China say they will do their utmost to keep afloat an international agreement to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons despite the U.S. abandoning the pact.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Panda takes excursion into town in southwestern China

A highly social giant panda out for a stroll surprised and delighted residents of a town in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.


Trump renews tariff threat, complicating upcoming talks

The Trump administration has renewed its threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what it says are China’s unfair trade practices.


China approves 13 new Ivanka Trump trademarks in 3 months

SHANGHAI – Ivanka Trump’s brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, the Associated Press has …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Source: Trump administration has cut deal with China’s ZTE

The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

U.S. disinvites China from multinational military exercise

The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

U.S. employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

A U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, the State Department said Wednesday, recalling similar experiences among American diplomats in Cuba who later fell …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Chinese middle class could be boon for Washington ranchers

The prices that small-operation ranchers in Washington get for their cattle is tied to the global economy, making it about as hard to predict as the prairie rain.


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration’s temporary truce with China on trade, even as his Treasury secretary and China struck a note of caution on the latest agreement.