Shawn Donnan
Shipments from China to the U.S. are increasingly making a pit stop in third countries such as Vietnam and Mexico.
Feb 6, 2024
Biden wins U.S.-China trade war by Trump’s pet metric, but does it count?
Figures due Wednesday are set to show the U.S. deficit in goods trade with China in 2023 at its lowest annual level since 2010.
Shipping containers near the train station near the China–Laos border in Boten, Laos, on June 29. The Global Times, a newspaper backed by the China’s Communist Party, said the railway “connects hearts” and promotes development.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 7, 2023
China revamps lending to Global South as U.S. narrows spending gap
Beijing is moving away from the big bilateral deals in favor of collaborative lending that reduces its exposure to financial risk, a new report says.
Visitors inspect a BYD electric sedan at a motor show in Munich
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 14, 2023
Did Europe just start a trade war with China over electric cars?
The EU launched a probe into Beijing’s financial support for the EV industry amid fears that Chinese exports are putting auto jobs at risk.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is seen on a screen during a video address for the Global Trade in Services Summit, at the media center for the China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing on Saturday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 2, 2023
The U.S., allies see opportunity and risk in slowing China economy
The U.S. and other G7 nations increasingly see evidence of deep-seated structural problems that ultimately will strengthen the West’s hand.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2023
China left out of Sri Lanka debt talks amid angst over delays
Finance chiefs from India, Japan and the Paris Club of sovereign creditors held a joint briefing in Washington with the International Monetary Fund to mark the start of the restructuring.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 21, 2022
Hunger and blackouts are just the start of an emerging economic crisis
Compounding the danger is the most aggressive monetary tightening campaign the Federal Reserve has embarked on in two decades.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2022
Sick absences due to omicron pose fresh test to U.S. economic strength
Even if the hit is temporary, as most anticipate, the disruptions and closures are likely to slow the fragile rebound in some sectors and weigh on businesses' future plans.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2019
Huawei lifeline shows Trump prefers business deals over trade war
In recent weeks, U.S. President Donald Trump has drawn the ire of security hawks in Congress for suggesting he could trade away his blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co. to secure a trade deal with China.
Japan Times
Feb 5, 2019
U.S. trade hawks quietly seethe as fears grow of Trump falling short in row with China
One of Donald Trump's most persistent economic promises as president has been to rewrite the U.S. relationship with China. Yet as he approaches a potential deal, some of the very hawks who have cheered on his trade war already fear he may end up falling short.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2019
U.S.-China trade talks making scant progress on make-or-break intellectual property problem
Ever since negotiators from the United States and China sat down in Beijing after a Christmas meltdown in global markets, Donald Trump has sought to calm investors and claim his trade talks are making great strides. But that glosses over a more uncomfortable reality.


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