China makes awkward free trade champion, experts say

Jan 12, 2017

China makes awkward free trade champion, experts say

As the biggest beneficiary of globalization, China stands ready to proclaim itself the champion of free trade in the face of a more protectionist U.S., but analysts say Beijing’s attitude is much more one of pick and choose. Since Donald Trump was elected on ...

What Alibaba's Jack Ma can teach Xi Jinping

Jan 11, 2017

What Alibaba's Jack Ma can teach Xi Jinping

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump isn’t an emperor, or Jack Ma a lowly tributary. But in paying tribute to the incoming leader of the reigning superpower, Ma hopes to avoid the wrath of Trump Nation. There’s no other way to describe Asian billionaires like Alibaba’s ...

Jan 11, 2017

Trump's China trademarks risk Constitutional crisis

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, each of which could potentially violate the American Constitution — underlining possible conflicts of interest in his relations with the Asian giant. Since his election, Trump has angered Beijing by reaching ...

Trump taps Reagan ex-official Lighthizer as trade chief

Jan 4, 2017

Trump taps Reagan ex-official Lighthizer as trade chief

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he will nominate former trade official Robert Lighthizer as the next U.S. trade representative. Lighthizer served as U.S. deputy trade chief under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, playing a major role in negotiating some two dozen bilateral ...