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

Trump Still Plans on China Deal After Chile Cancels APEC Summit

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

President Donald Trump still hopes to ink a trade accord with Xi Jinping next month, even after plans were thrown into question Oct. 30 when Chile canceled an upcoming summit where the two leaders planned to meet.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
October 30, 2019
Government, Business

Top Agriculture Commodity Traders Get Squeezed as Exports Falter

Soybeans Soybeans are loaded onto a bulk carrier ship at the Andersons Inc. grain trans-loading facility in Toledo, Ohio. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

With U.S. grain exports expected to fall more than 20% in the 2019 crop year, Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Bunge Ltd. and Cargill Inc. are making less money buying and selling crops.

Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
October 28, 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, 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

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
Government, Business

Chinese Tariffs Hit US Car Sales, Jobs in Trade-Heavy Counties

Cars sit on a dealership lot A row of Nissan Motor Co. Altima vehicles sit on the lot at Thomas Nissan in Joliet, Ill. on Oct. 2, 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

In the trade war with the U.S., China’s tariffs have targeted agricultural goods for a couple main reasons: They make up a large proportion of U.S. exports to China, but also because they strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s base of support in farm country.

October 8, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

China Criticizes US Tech Curbs but Trade Talks Going Ahead

Group of American and Chinese officials greet each other China's Vice Premier Liu He (left) is greeted by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (from left) and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on May 10, 2019. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

BEIJING — China demanded Washington lift newly imposed sanctions on Chinese tech companies but said Oct. 8 envoys will go ahead with a U.S. trip for trade talks despite the latest spike in tensions.

Joe McDonald | Associated Press
October 8, 2019
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