China

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Purge of Chinese Technologies Confusing, Rushed, Costly, Trucking Groups Say

Huawei store in China A woman walks outside a Huawei store in Beijing on Aug. 5, 2020. The rule targets five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Trucking industry groups said the rule requiring carriers to locate and purge technology made by five Chinese companies is confusing and doesn't give them time to complete their searches.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

WTO: US Tariffs on China Are Illegal

A WTO panel ruled Sept. 15 that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods are illegal. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House on Sept. 14. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

A World Trade Organization panel ruled Sept. 15 that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO’s ability to hand down a final, binding verdict.

Jamey Keaten | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Port of Los Angeles Chief Says China to Miss Agriculture Target

The Port of Los Angeles, as viewed from above. The Vincent Thomas bridge spans the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles in this aerial photograph on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The head of the U.S.’ busiest port said China is on track to buy less than one-third of the American agricultural products it promised to purchase in 2020, the first year of a trade pact between the world’s biggest economies.

Ana Monteiro | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Keeps China Growth Going With Record Registrations

A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. kept growing in China last month, with registrations of its electric vehicles jumping to a record in the world’s largest market as the coronavirus outbreak receded.

Ville Heiskanen | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Barr Says US Overly Reliant on Chinese Goods, Services

Attorney General William Barr participates in an Oval Office briefing on July 15. Attorney General William Barr participates in an Oval Office briefing on July 15. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

The United States has become overly reliant on Chinese goods and services, including face masks, medical gowns and other protective equipment designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said July 16.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
July 16, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Jumps After Trump Leans Against Further Chinese Sanctions

A mobile offshore drilling unit stands at night offshore Cromarty, U.K., on June 23. A mobile offshore drilling unit stands at night in Cromarty, U.K., on June 23. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Oil jumped to a four-month high after President Donald Trump indicated that he doesn’t want to add more sanctions against Chinese officials for now in a move to diffuse tensions with Beijing.

Hailey Waller | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Some Chinese Ports Are Jammed Again on Food Testing

A vessel is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on July 12. A vessel is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on July 12. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Intensive testing of meat, seafood and other products for the coronavirus has tripled customs clearance times at some major Chinese ports, raising concerns the delays could ensnare global trade flows.

July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says Phase 2 China Trade Deal Unlikely at This Point

Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One en route to Florida on July 10. Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One en route to virus-stricken Florida on July 10. (Shawn Thew/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said a phase two trade deal with China isn’t under consideration, saying the relationship between Washington and Beijing has deteriorated too much.

Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

What a Manufacturing Shift Away From China Could Mean for Trucking

Worker assembles gearboxes in China A worker assembles gearboxes at the Kofon factory in Huanggang in central China's Hubei province April 13, 2020. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

How will U.S. trucking be affected if certain businesses move out of China and into other parts of Asia or even to North America?

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Pushes China’s EV Bubble Closer to Bursting

A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s new Shanghai plant has churned out super-popular Model 3 electric sedans for the past six months, catapulting the company atop the sales chart and piling the pressure on cash-strapped local rivals. There was another casualty last week.

July 8, 2020

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