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FedEx downplays US-China trade spat’s impact on its business

Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Monday that a widening trade war will have little …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on U.S. imports

China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy.


Charlene L. Fu And Curtis S. Chin: China is stealing American intellectual property. Trump’s tariffs are a chance to stop it

Whatever else one might think of President Donald Trump’s actions, he is confronting China about its unfair trade practices and theft of American intellectual property when too many others shy …


Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies and potentially raising prices …


Trump plans to slap 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, sources say

China will reject new trade talks if President Donald Trump moves ahead with the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, throwing into doubt the prospect of a diplomatic …


Chinese official: Beijing should target goods needed by U.S.

One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, …


Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

President Donald Trump has instructed aides to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve …


Monster typhoon barrels closer to north Philippines, China

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength, gained speed and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Russia launches biggest ever war games involving China

Hundreds of thousands Russian troops swept across Siberia on Tuesday in the nation’s largest ever war games also joined by China – a powerful show of burgeoning military ties between …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

China promises retaliation if U.S. imposes more tariffs

China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports …


Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China’s e-commerce boom, announced Monday he will step down as the company’s chairman next September.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump’s battle …


Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to U.S.

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Trump says he’s ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese imports. Such a step would significantly escalate his trade war with Beijing …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

First day of kindergarten? Chinese school welcomes kids with a pole dancer

A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school’s opening day.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

China-Africa trade deficit prominent at conference

African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to their continent, the chief …


China rejects U.S. lawmakers’ sanctions call over Muslim camps

China said Thursday that U.S. lawmakers were wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic …


No evidence Clinton server hacked despite Trump tweet, FBI says

The FBI said Wednesday that it has no evidence Hillary Clinton’s private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had …


Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the …


As China retaliates in Trump trade war, damage for Northwest cherry growers could reach $86 million

The Trump administration’s trade war with China is expected to cost the region’s sweet-cherry growers $60 million to $86 million in lost revenue, according to an initial estimate developed by …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Wanted in China: Detailed maps for 30 million self-driving cars

Chen Dan had doubts about betting millions of dollars to make high-definition maps of Chinese roads. That was until she took charge of the business at NavInfo Co. and saw …


China blasts Trump comment; Seoul regrets Pompeo trip delay

China on Saturday lashed out at President Donald Trump for accusing Beijing of not being supportive in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, while South Korea called the U.S. decision to …


Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China’s northeast

At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said.


Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, state news agency said.


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.