China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

/ Mar 5, 2017

China trims 2017 growth target, warns against trade controls

China’s top economic official trimmed its growth target and warned Sunday of dangers from global pressure for trade controls as Beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on exports and investment. In a speech to the national legislature, Premier Li Keqiang ...

U.S., China discuss 'mutually beneficial' economic relationship

/ Mar 1, 2017

U.S., China discuss 'mutually beneficial' economic relationship

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Tuesday discussed improving and maintaining a “mutually beneficial economic relationship” between the United States and China, the State Department said. Tillerson and Yang, China’s top diplomat, affirmed the importance of “regular ...

New U.S. commerce chief Ross may take a tough stance toward Japan

/ Feb 28, 2017

New U.S. commerce chief Ross may take a tough stance toward Japan

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Wilbur Ross, a billionaire private equity investor with business ties to Japan, as commerce secretary. Ross will assist President Donald Trump’s efforts to reduce the trade deficit through increased exports and to boost investment — and increase employment ...

/ Feb 28, 2017

Japan to tighten control over domestic ivory trade

Japan is set to strengthen its control over the domestic ivory trade after the Cabinet approved Tuesday a bill requiring dealers to register with the government. The measure would require a screening of ivory dealers during registration and follow-up inspections every five years. Registrations ...