Government, Business

China Is Said to Move Toward Lower Tariffs on U.S.-Made Cars

Auto Show Automobile show in China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China is moving toward cutting its trade-war tariffs on imported U.S.-made cars, a step already claimed by President Donald Trump as a concession won during trade talks in Argentina.

Bloomberg News
December 11, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Implementing Agreed-Upon Trade Deals With US, Official Says

Container Ship Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

China and the United States have reached agreement in the sectors of agriculture, autos and energy, and China will immediately start implementing that consensus, a government spokesman said.

Bloomberg News
December 6, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Says He’s Optimistic About Trade Deal After Receiving China Response

Trump at a news conference Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

President Donald Trump said he is optimistic about resolving the U.S. trade dispute with China after receiving a response from Beijing to his demands, ahead of a widely anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina later this month.

Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2018
Government, Business

Optimism Boosted on News of Trump-Xi Talks

Hong Kong Stock Market Kin Cheung/Associated Press

BANGKOK — Stock markets charged ahead Nov. 2 after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, spoke by phone and reported progress in resolving trade tensions.

Elaine Kurtenbach | Associated Press
November 2, 2018
Government, Business

More China Tariffs Planned if Xi Meeting Fails

President Xi and Trump President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. is preparing to announce by early December tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports if November talks between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to ease the trade war, three people familiar with the matter said.

Jenny Leonard and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
October 29, 2018

China Growth Engine for World’s Carmakers Now a Liability

Cars in traffic David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The chief engine of growth for the world’s carmakers is turning into their biggest headache. From Oct. 23 to Oct. 25, auto giants from Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. to Renault SA and PSA Group have pinned flagging profits and weakening sales outlooks on a slowdown in the world’s largest auto market.

Bloomberg News
October 25, 2018
Government, Business

China Trade Surplus With US Widens to Record $34.1 Billion

Ships in Chinese bay Associated Press

BEIJING — China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13% over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
October 12, 2018
Government, Business

US-China Trade War Could Last 20 Years, Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says

Freight yard Associated Press

GENEVA — Alibaba founder Jack Ma said Oct. 2 that the trade dispute between the United States and China could last 20 years. But he expressed hope that a solution could be reached as a trade war would “hurt everybody.”

Associated Press
October 2, 2018
Government, Technology

China Announces Tariff Cut, Stays Silent on US Technology Complaints

Chinese trade report A government officer distributes copies of a report on "the Facts and China's Position on China-U.S. Trade Friction" to journalists during a press conference Sept. 25. (Andy Wong/ Associated Press)

China announced more tariff cuts Sept. 26 on construction machinery and other goods but no action on U.S. complaints about its technology policy that are fueling an escalating trade battle.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
September 26, 2018
Government, Business

China Official Says Talks Impossible With ‘US Holding Knife’

Beijing police patrol in front of a Gap store Chinese police patrol in formation past a Gap store in Beijing. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

BEIJING — China cannot hold talks with Washington on ending their escalating trade dispute while the United States “holds a knife” to Beijing’s neck by imposing tariff hikes, a Chinese official said Sept. 25.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
September 25, 2018