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UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Mnuchin says U.S. and China putting trade war on hold

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.”


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

U.S., China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks in Washington have produced a commitment by Beijing to “significantly increase” its purchases of Americans goods and services.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 10:50 a.m.

U.S. arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman and conducted raids in an investigation into what they say is an international criminal operation tied to China.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Beijing showing signs of compromise in trade talks with U.S.

China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators meet in Washington to try to head off a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.


Rise of Chinese middle class fuels interest in craft beers

“Panda Beer,” “Little General,” “Flying Fist IPA,” and “Mandarin Wheat” are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this week in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette …


Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt that didn’t show Taiwan

The U.S. clothing retailer Gap apologized Tuesday for selling T-shirts with a map of China that didn’t include self-ruled Taiwan, the latest example of corporate kowtowing to Beijing.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 2 p.m.

Trump offers U.S. aid to penalized Chinese telecom company

The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump asked his commerce secretary to look into lifting or easing sanctions against a Chinese telecommunications company as part of a “give …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Trump says U.S. will help penalized Chinese company

In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump said Sunday he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get “back into business,” saying too many jobs in China are at …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

North Korea’s Kim meets China’s president ahead of Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a northern Chinese port city and pledged his continuing commitment to denuclearization ahead of his expected summit …


A free trader to world, China’s Xi champions Marx at home

To the world, China’s President Xi Jinping presents himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he’s leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, …


Ex-coal baron takes swipe at ‘China people’ and ‘Cocaine Mitch’ in West Virginia political ad

An ex-coal executive who’s running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at “China people” and calls the Senate majority …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 7:54 a.m.

Trump wants China to cut U.S. trade deficit by $200B by 2020

The Trump administration is demanding that Beijing reduce America’s massive trade deficit with China by $200 billion by the end of 2020, striking an assertive stance in talks aimed at …


China: Many Chinese dead, hurt in North Korea traffic crash

A large number of Chinese tourists have been killed and injured in a “major traffic accident” in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 3 p.m.

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook.


China to allow full foreign ownership in auto industry

China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump as it …


Chinese exporters scramble to cope with Trump tariff hike

Facing a possible U.S. tariff hike, one of China’s biggest ball bearing makers, Cixin Group, is weighing plans to rush shipments to American customers before the increase makes its sales …


Michael Schuman: In trade dispute, China has a secret weapon

Markets are quivering as fears of a U.S.-China trade war ebb and flow. Thus far, they’ve mostly been focused on tariffs that President Donald Trump wants to impose on a …


Don C. Brunell: Trade war would hit Washington hard

Any trade war between the United States and China is worrisome, but if it escalated and tariffs are imposed, it will hit Washington particularly hard. Avoiding that possibility should be …


Northern Washington winery looking to export to China

The new owners of a northern Washington winery are looking to export products to China despite trading disputes between the U.S. and the Asian country.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

World trade body warns of ‘domino effect’ in U.S.-China spat

The head of the World Trade Organization says he understands that President Donald Trump wants to create U.S. jobs, but warns that getting tough on trade can trigger a “domino …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

China files trade complaint against U.S. over steel tariffs

China has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

China president’s conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

Investors and China watchers welcomed President Xi Jinping’s pledge Tuesday to open his country’s market wider to foreign competition, hoping it will ease a trade dispute with Washington that has …


Amid trade fight, Trump says he’ll ‘make it up’ to farmers

President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that farmers could be adversely affected by the escalating tariff dispute with China, but promised to make it up to them, saying they “will be …


Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the ‘right thing’

Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade barriers “because it is the right thing to …


China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang

As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working – thanks to China.


Stocks dive as U.S. proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 620

Another increase in trade tensions has stocks falling sharply Friday as the U.S. considers an even larger set of tariffs on imports from China and the two countries exchange pointed …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:03 a.m.

China vows to ‘counterattack’ U.S. as trade spat worsens

China’s government vowed Friday to “counterattack with great strength” if President Donald Trump goes ahead with plans to raise U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Region’s wheat growers wary of Chinese tariffs in response to Trump trade moves

China’s inclusion of U.S. wheat in its plans for retaliatory tariffs based on pledges by the Donald Trump administration has drawn concerns from the region’s wheat producers, who are already …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Boeing hit by U.S.-China tariff war in boost to Airbus

Boeing, the biggest U.S. exporter, suffered a setback in China after the country proposed an additional 25 percent tariff on U.S. aircraft in a retaliatory move, giving rival Airbus a …