China

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

China’s Virus-Safety Demand Is Latest Hurdle to Trade Deal

A crane loads a container onto a tractor-trailer truck at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in China on March 23. A crane loads a container onto a tractor-trailer truck at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in China on March 23. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China wants international shippers of meat and soybeans to sign a document attesting their cargoes meet safety standards to ensure they aren’t contaminated with the novel coronavirus.

June 24, 2020
Government, Business

US Rejects Additional Flights Sought by Chinese Airlines

A passenger wearing a protective mask walks through the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on June 13. A passenger wearing a protective mask walks through the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on June 13. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

U.S. officials rejected additional flights proposed by Chinese airlines but said they would reconsider if the Beijing government adjusts its policies affecting American passenger carriers.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

China to Speed US Farm Purchases After Secretive Hawaii Talks

A truck hauls a load of corn between grain bins on a farm in Illinois during harvest. A truck hauls a load of corn between grain bins on a farm in Illinois during harvest. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

China plans to accelerate purchases of American farm goods to comply with the phase one trade deal with the U.S. following talks in Hawaii this week.

June 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

China’s Meat Testing Threatens to Derail US Pork Exports

An employee handles a Smithfield Foods pork belly on a production line in China. An employee handles a Smithfield Foods pork belly on a production line in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China’s move to test imported meat for the novel coronavirus is threatening to derail trade with the world’s largest pork consumer, hurting American farmers who had seen shipments boom.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2020
Government, Business

China Behind on Purchases in Phase One of Trade Deal

Baby pigs stand in a pen at the Paustian Enterprises farm in Walcott, Iowa Baby pigs stand in a pen at the Paustian Enterprises farm in Walcott, Iowa. China needs pork because its own hog herd has been devastated by African Swine Fever. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s promise that his phase one trade deal with China would provide a $36.5 billion election-year bonanza for his rural base was always a stretch. Now it looks like it may never be fulfilled.

June 5, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Administration Moves to Block Chinese Airlines From US

A Southern China Airlines flight passes in front of the sun on March 18. A Southern China Airlines flight passes in front of the sun on March 18. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Trump administration moved June 3 to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the countries.

David Koenig | Associated Press
June 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

China Halts Some US Farm Imports, Threatening Trade Deal

Soybeans are seen in a semi trailer during harvest in this aerial photograph taken over Wyanet, Ill., in October 2019. Soybeans are seen in a semi trailer during harvest in this aerial photograph taken over Wyanet, Ill., in October 2019. (Bloomberg News)

Chinese government officials told major state-run agricultural companies to pause purchases of some American farm goods, including soybeans, as Beijing evaluates the ongoing escalation of tensions with the U.S. over Hong Kong, according to people familiar with the situation.

June 1, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Moves to Revoke Hong Kong Trade Status, Stoking China Rift

President Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on May 28. President Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on May 28. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump intensified his confrontation with China, vowing to punish the country for the coronavirus pandemic and taking steps to curb Hong Kong’s autonomy by ending the territory’s special trade status with the U.S. and denying visas to Chinese officials.

May 29, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

US Says Hong Kong’s Autonomy Is Gone

Demonstrators are detained by riot police in front of a shopping mall in Hong Kong on May 27. Demonstrators are detained by riot police in front of a shopping mall in Hong Kong on May 27. (Lam Yik/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. has certified that Hong Kong is no longer politically autonomous from China, a move that could have far-reaching consequences on the former British colony’s special trading status with the U.S., Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.

Nick Wadhams | Bloomberg News
May 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

China Steps Up US Soybean Buying With Million-Ton Purchase

Soybeans are harvested in Illinois in September 2018. Soybeans are harvested in Illinois in September 2018. (Bloomberg News)

China is stepping up purchases of soybeans from the U.S. as Brazilian sales start to wane and the Asian nation seeks to meet its pledges under the trade deal with Washington, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 12, 2020

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