Shawn Donnan and Jenny Leonard

Government, Business

China Narrows Scope for Trade Deal With US Ahead of Talks

China vice premier Liu He China vice premier Liu He by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Chinese officials are signaling they’re increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by President Donald Trump, ahead of negotiations this week that have raised hopes of a potential truce.

October 6, 2019
Government, Business

U.S.-China Trade Talks Falling Short on Make-or-Break IP Issues

China Trucking checkpoint in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

According to people close to the discussions, the two sides have so far made little progress on the issue that any deal Trump strikes with China may ultimately be judged on: ending what the U.S. has dubbed as decades of state-coordinated Chinese theft of American intellectual property.

January 22, 2019