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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.


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 …