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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Bluster aside, U.S. and China vulnerable to pain from tariffs

The U.S. and Chinese governments have been flashing a lot of bravado just before firing the first shots in a conflict that risks erupting into a mutually damaging trade war. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

A $6 billion China startup wants to be the Amazon of health care

Backed by Tencent Holdings, WeDoctor joins a growing contingent of tech giants hoping to revolutionize an industry seemingly impervious to online disruption. While the likes of Google seek to unlock …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

U.S. companies in China think the government is already messing with them

American business leaders fear these are the “qualitative measures” China warned it would unleash if President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on its exports to the United States.


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.