Doubts linger after U.S. and China ink initial trade deal

Business Jan 16, 2020

Doubts linger after U.S. and China ink initial trade deal

China will boost spending on U.S. products in exchange for rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world's two largest economies Wednesday, defusing an 18-month row but leaving numerous thorny issues unresolved. Beijing and Washington touted the "phase one" ...

Business Dec 31, 2019

White House adviser says China trade deal signing expected soon

The White House's trade adviser on Monday said the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal would likely be signed in the next week, but said confirmation would come from President Donald Trump or the U.S. Trade Representative. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, in an interview ...

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

Business Oct 11, 2019

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet with China's top trade envoy as the two sides pursue fraught negotiations that this week appeared headed for a dead end. In a tweet, Trump said he would meet the following day with Vice Premier Liu He, ...

U.S. and China agree to resume trade talks, sending stocks up

Business Sep 6, 2019

U.S. and China agree to resume trade talks, sending stocks up

China and the United States agreed Thursday to hold high-level talks in Washington in early October, encouraging investors who hope for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth. The new talks were arranged during a ...

China selects new economic team as Xi kicks off second term

Business Mar 19, 2018

China selects new economic team as Xi kicks off second term

Liu He, a key economic adviser to China's President Xi Jinping, was elected by parliament Monday to be a vice premier, and vice central bank Gov. Yi Gang was chosen to take over the helm at the People's Bank of China. Liu's promotion telegraphs Beijing's ...