Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all its imports

By Steve Holland and David Lawder ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON, Sept 7 : US President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties on another $267 billion of goods on top of $200 billion in imports primed for levies in coming […]

US China set to impose more tit-for-tat tariffs, escalating trade war

By Tony Munroe and David Lawder BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Aug 23 : The United States and China were poised to escalate their trade war on Thursday, with both sides set to implement punitive 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion worth of the other’s goods. The latest round brings to $50 billion the value of imports subjected to […]

US China to resume trade talks in Washington amid low expectations

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Aug 22 : US and Chinese officials are set to resume contentious trade talks on Wednesday under the cloud of a prediction by US President Donald Trump that there would be no real progress. The discussions among mid-level officials could set a framework for further negotiations as each country prepares to […]

China, U.S. to hold next round of trade talks in late August

By Elias Glenn BEIJING, Aug 16 : China said on Thursday it will hold a fresh round of trade talks with the United States in Washington later this month, offering a glimmer of hope for progress in resolving a conflict that has set world markets on edge. A Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of […]

Pro-China groups rally outside HK press club ahead of activist’s speech

By James Pomfret and Greg Torode HONG KONG, Aug 14 : Pro-Beijing groups rallied outside Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) on Tuesday ahead of a speech by an independence activist that has attracted global attention and riled both Chinese and local officials. The invitation to Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National […]