China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

World Jul 24, 2020

China demands U.S. close Chengdu consulate in tit-for-tat move

China ordered the U.S. to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu, after the American government forced China to leave its mission in Houston earlier this week in a rare decision. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Friday that ...

Trump says phase-two China trade deal unlikely at this point

Business / Economy Jul 11, 2020

Trump says phase-two China trade deal unlikely at this point

U.S. President Donald Trump said a phase-two trade deal with China isn’t under consideration, saying the relationship between Washington and Beijing has deteriorated too much. "I don’t think about that,” Trump said Friday when asked about the possibility of a second round of trade agreements ...

Trump renews threat to 'decouple' from Beijing

Asia Pacific Jun 19, 2020

Trump renews threat to 'decouple' from Beijing

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his threat to cut ties with China, a day after his top diplomats held talks with Beijing and his trade representative said he did not consider decoupling the U.S. and Chinese economies a viable option. The top U.S. ...