Tag - trade-war



Shipping containers at Pier J at the Port of Long Beach wait for processing in Long Beach, California.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 25, 2024
USTR extends some Chinese tariff exclusions, but many to fall away
Friday's action means certain goods will maintain exclusions from import tariffs.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about new actions to protect American workers and businesses from China's "unfair" trade practices, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
May 15, 2024
Who’s toughest on China? Biden’s tariff tactic ups ante as election looms.
U.S. president is seen to be trying to "outtrump Trump" to appeal to voters who worry about geopolitical competition or hold anti-China sentiments.
Employees work on a production line at an automotive plant producing electric cars near Ningbo, China. The U.S. is set to announce new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles and other goods as early as next week, according to people familiar with the matter.
May 11, 2024
Biden set to hit China EVs and strategic sectors with tariffs
The decision, which could come as early as next week, represents one of Biden’s biggest moves in the economic race with China.
Buyers inside an exhibition hall at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou on April 17.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2024
China’s prices are just too low for buyers to sweat about tariffs
Many buyers at China’s biggest trade event in the southern city of Guangzhou shrugged off the risk of an escalating trade war with the U.S.
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2024
Possible Trump return causing concern for Japanese firms
Trump has already said that he would impose a 10% tariff on all imported products.
TikTok parent company ByteDance's offices in Singapore. Chinese companies are increasingly using the city-state as a springboard into the U.S. market.
Feb 22, 2024
'Singapore-washing' and China’s sneaky trade practices
Chinese firms are using Singapore as a springboard into the U.S., circumventing restrictions. The island nation shouldn't enable these deceptive tactics.
Copies of the Apple Daily newspaper, published by Next Digital Ltd., at the company's printing facility in Hong Kong on Nov. 5, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
In Trump-Biden rematch, the only sure loser is China
Trump’s rhetoric may pressure Biden to take harsher measures in the run-up to election day — bad news for China’s economy and slumping stock market.
An employee inspects integrated circuit boards at a factory in Suzhou, China.
Dec 22, 2023
U.S. to scrutinize Chinese chipmakers as Biden mulls tariffs
Over 100 companies in various sectors to be surveyed on their procurement and use of legacy chips
A man walks through the Central Business District on a rainy day, in Beijing.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 28, 2023
West's de-risking starts to bite China's prospects
China is outwardly confident about growth despite a global economic slowdown
Despite shifts in the global economy and trade, the world remains highly integrated and globalization is far from over.
Oct 25, 2023
Globalization’s demise has been greatly exaggerated
Trade flows, allocation of dollars, and supply chains are evolving, but these changes are not uniform and can be challenging to predict.
An assembly engineer works on a TWINSCAN DUV lithography system at ASML in Veldhoven, Netherlands, in June.
Oct 21, 2023
The multimillion-dollar machines at the center of the U.S.-China rivalry
Complex lithography machines that print intricate circuitry on computer chips are at the heart of Washington's tough new measures on Beijing.
The U.S. is struggling to cut China off from top AI technology.
Oct 13, 2023
Biden eyes adding AI chip curbs to Chinese companies abroad
Efforts to close the loophole allowing access to chips the show how the Biden administration is struggling to cut China off from top AI technology.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo gives a news conference at the Boeing aircraft hangar facility in Shanghai on Aug. 30.
Oct 12, 2023
Foreign businesses face a hostile China
The Chinese government's "zero-COVID" policy and regulatory favoritism toward local companies have created obstacles for foreign businesses.
Chey Tae-won in Paris on Monday
Oct 11, 2023
SK Group boss blames U.S.-China tensions for EV battery prices
SK Group’s operations range from batteries and chips to chemicals and telecoms.
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, announces a slew of retaliatory measures against China, including sanctions, at a news conference at the White House in May 2020.
Oct 6, 2023
Protectionism started the geopolitical fire
The protectionism in the post-pandemic economic shutdowns will also impact international relations.
A specialist removes a Kirin 9000s chip fabricated in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. from a Huawei Mate X5 foldable smartphone in Ottawa on Sept. 19.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
Taiwan to probe suppliers helping Huawei with China chip plants
A news report this week identified four firms working on chip plants backed by Huawei in China.
Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology displays its EVOGO battery swap solution at the Auto Shanghai show in April. There are concerns that the company is trying to team up with a U.S. firm to avoid U.S. sanctions.
Oct 4, 2023
Deceptive Chinese strategies that challenge U.S. economic statecraft
The practice by Chinese businesses of using third countries to circumvent tariffs is raising concerns.
The Biden administration has issued final rules that would prohibit chip companies vying for a new infusion of federal cash from carrying out certain business expansions, partnerships and research in China, in what it described as an effort to protect United States national security.
Sep 23, 2023
U.S. finalizes rules to keep chip funds out of China
The rules, which aim to prevent chip makers from using new U.S. subsidies to benefit China, take into account the industry’s perspective.
A specialist removes a Kirin 9000s chip fabricated in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) from a Huawei Technologies Mate 60 Pro smartphone earlier this month.
Sep 20, 2023
U.S. likely to tighten tech curbs as China advances chip production
The chips powering a new Huawei phone represent a jump forward in China’s chipmaking capability as it boosts efforts to catch up with rivals.
A Kirin 9000S chip fabricated in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. taken from a Huawei Technologies Mate 60 Pro smartphone
Sep 12, 2023
Huawei sends a message with its new smartphone
Fear of turbocharging China’s indigenous technology development efforts has been one of the most powerful arguments against tightening export controls.


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