Government, Business

US Chickens Headed to China After Beijing Lifts 5-Year Ban

Chickens in cages China bought more than $500 million worth of poultry products from the U.S. in 2013. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
November 14, 2019
Government, Business

Trudeau: Canada to Resume Pork, Beef Shipments to China

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reports in Washington on June 20, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Canada will resume shipments of pork and beef to China, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, signaling the Asian nation has lifted an import ban imposed earlier this year.

Ashley Robinson | Bloomberg News
November 5, 2019
Government, Business

China Wants US to Drop Tariffs on $360 Billion of Imports for Trade Deal

Lighthizer U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

China is seeking the rollback of U.S. tariffs on as much as $360 billion of Chinese imports before President Xi Jinping agrees to go to the U.S. to sign a partial trade deal with President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

November 5, 2019

US, China See Progress on Trade

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks with reporters outside the White House on Nov. 1, 2019. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The U.S. and China signaled progress in the first phase of a potential trade deal Nov. 1 after a call between top negotiators.

November 1, 2019
Government, Business

US Cites More Progress in China Trade Talks After Call

Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

The U.S. and China are close to finalizing sections of the first phase of a trade deal that President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping hope to sign at a summit in Chile next month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said.

October 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Trump Says China Signals Trade Talks on Target for November Deal

Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press

President Donald Trump said China has indicated that negotiations over an initial trade deal are advancing, raising expectations the nations’ leaders could sign an agreement at a meeting next month in Chile.

October 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

China’s Economic Slowdown Deepens, Weighing on Global Growth

Qingdao port, China Containers are piled up at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. (Chinatopix via AP)

BEIJING — China’s economic growth sank to a new multidecade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with the U.S. deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US, China Reach Substantial ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Trump Says

Trade China’s Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. and China reached a partial agreement Oct. 11 that would broker a truce in the trade war and lay the groundwork for a broader deal that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping could sign later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

October 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Shipping Costs Are Soaring as LNG Vessels Drop Out of Service

LNG Bloomberg News

The day rate for a standard tanker east of the Suez Canal jumped 57% in the week to Oct. 9, as issues related to U.S. sanctions on units of China’s COSCO Shipping Corp. start to hit just as the heating season begins to boost demand.

October 11, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Says Day 1 China Trade Talks Went ‘Very Well’

China vice premier Liu He China's vice premier Liu He (second from left) exits the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during a meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said the first day of high-level trade negotiations between the U.S. and China went “very well” and he’ll meet the top Chinese negotiator on Oct. 11.

October 10, 2019