• Donald Trump Aug 22, 2019

    Trump Flip-Flops on Tax Cuts, Citing ‘Strong Economy'

    A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had “a strong economy.” Trump’s flip-flop came after recent market volatility and economic uncertainty, and amid a debate about whether the United States was heading for a slowdown that would imperil his...

  • president Jul 13, 2019

    Taiwan Defends US Arms Deal After China Sanctions Threat

    Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase $2.2 billion in arms from the U.S., following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved in the deal. U.S. weapons help strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense in the face of a growing military threat from China, the defense ministry said. “The national army will continue to strengthen its key defense...

  • Associated Press Jul 2, 2019

    China's Gov. Backs Hong Kong Chief After Protests

    China’s government issued strong backing for Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalizing of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts.” Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing condemned the acts that saw several hundred demonstrators break through glass and steel barriers to enter the building on Monday...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Truce in US-China Trade War as 2 Rivals Seek Breakthrough

    President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese imports while negotiations continue. Additional trade penalties he has threatened against billions worth of other Chinese goods will not take...

  • China Jun 4, 2019

    China Handles Tiananmen Anniversary With Usual Silence

    Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, a stark reminder that three decades later, the possibility of democratic change has all but evaporated. Extra checkpoints and street closures greeted tourists who showed up before 5 a.m. to watch...

  • China Jun 4, 2019

    China Handles Tiananmen Anniversary With Usual Silence

    Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China imposed an information lockdown Tuesday on the 30th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at Tiananmen Square, a stark reminder that three decades later, the possibility of democratic change has all but evaporated. Extra checkpoints and street closures greeted tourists who showed up before 5 a.m. to watch...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    US Stocks Slide After Threat From Trump to Raise Tariffs

    Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. President Donald Trump threatened over the weekend to raise tariffs on goods imported from China. Trump complained that the trade talks between the two countries are moving too slowly.

  • Donald Trump May 6, 2019

    Trump Threatens to Hike Tariffs on $200B of Chinese Imports

    President Donald Trump raised pressure on China on Sunday, threatening to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a tweet that sent financial markets swooning. Trump’s comments, delivered on Twitter, came as a Chinese delegation was scheduled to resume talks in Washington on Wednesday aimed at resolving a trade war that has shaken investors and cast gloom...

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2019

    China Providing Services to Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago

    Court documents allege 32-year-old Yujing Zhang told a Secret Service agent Saturday she was a Mar-a-Lago member there to use the pool.

  • Donald Trump Dec 6, 2018

    China Demands Canada Release Executive of Tech Giant Huawei

    China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd., faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities. The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing law enforcement...

  • spokesman Nov 23, 2018

    Separatists Attack Chinese Consulate in Pakistan, Killing 4

    Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. The Pakistani civilians killed were a father and a son had come to the consulate to pick up their visas to China, police...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2018

    US Slaps Tariffs on $50B in China Imports, Escalating Trade Dispute

    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 imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods — and it spelled out details to impose...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2018

    US Slaps Tariffs on $50B in China Imports, Escalating Trade Dispute

    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 imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods — and it spelled out details to impose...

  • food Jan 5, 2018

    China Tightens North Korea Trade Limits Under UN Sanctions

    China on Friday tightened limits on critically important energy supplies to North Korea and stepped up other trade restrictions under intensified U.N. nuclear sanctions. Beijing said it will limit exports of crude oil and refined petroleum to the North. Previous curbs didn’t apply to crude oil, which makes up the bulk of China’s energy exports to the North. China accounts...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2017

    China Sending Envoy to North Korea Following Trump Visit

    Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Song Tao, the head of China’s ruling Communist Party’s International Department, will travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on outcomes of the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2017

    UCLA Basketball Players Detained in China Over Shoplifting Allegations Return to LA

    Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home to Los Angeles Tuesday.

  • China Sep 12, 2017

    UN Approves Watered-Down New Sanctions Against North Korea

    The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea but not the toughest-ever measures sought by the Trump administration to ban all oil imports and freeze international assets of the government and its leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • China Jul 10, 2017

    Ailing China Nobel Laureate in Critical Condition: Hospital

    The hospital treating imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo said Monday his condition is now critical and doctors are in “active rescue” mode for China’s best-known political prisoner. The First Hospital of China Medical University said in a statement that Liu, who has liver cancer, is suffering from a severely swollen stomach, low blood pressure and poor kidney...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2017

    US Pushing China to Rein in Companies That Deal With N. Korea

    The U.S. pushed China Wednesday to rein in companies that deal with North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted ahead of the high-level talks that Beijing’s efforts to sway its wayward ally weren’t working. Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over...

  • China May 5, 2017

    N. Korea Issues Direct Criticism of China Amid Nuke Dispute

    North Korea has issued a rare direct criticism of China through a commentary saying its “reckless remarks” on the North’s nuclear program are testing its patience and could trigger unspecified “grave” consequences. China, North Korea’s largest trading partner and main benefactor, suspended imports of North Korean coal in line with U.N. sanctions earlier this year and has recently been urging...

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