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  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    China Says Beijing, US to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance

    The prospects for a preliminary breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war improved Thursday after the two sides agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other’s goods, though the full extent of the rollback wasn’t clear. A Chinese spokesman announced the development Thursday as talks on ending the trade war progressed, and it triggered a rally in U.S. stock markets....

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2019

    US Suspends Tariff Hike on Chinese Imports

    Speaking to reporters Friday, President Donald Trump said China and the U.S. are close on a limited deal including farm exports and that a U.S. tariff increase planned for Tuesday will no longer go into effect.

  • China Jun 9, 2019

    China May Restrict Tech Access in Spiraling US Trade Dispute

    China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People’s Daily newspaper said Sunday that the system will build a strong firewall to strengthen the nation’s ability to innovate and to accelerate the development of key technologies. “China...

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2018

    Trade War Amps Up as China Brings $60B More in Tariffs on US Imports

    The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week. The tariffs will start at 10 percent, then rise to 25...

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2018

    China Files WTO Challenge to US $200B Tariff Plan

    China’s government says it has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion in an escalating dispute over technology policy. The Commerce Ministry’s announcement Monday comes less than a week after the U.S. Trade Representative proposed the possible second tariff hike following a measure targeting $34 billion...

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2018

    China Could Target US Firms, Debt if Trump Plays Hardball

    In a looming trade war between the world’s two largest economies, American companies in China may have a bull’s-eye on their backs. The Trump administration is pushing China to cut its trade surplus with the United States by $200 billion by the end of 2020 and give up policies that favor domestic companies — the core of Beijing’s state-led economic...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2018

    China May Hike Tariffs on US Pork, Aluminum, Other Goods

    China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded for a bigger battle over technology policy as financial markets sank on fears of disruption to global commerce. The Commerce Ministry said higher duties on pork, apples, steel pipe and other goods would offset Chinese losses due to...

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