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, ...

Tokyo, Seoul and the weaponization of history

Commentary / Japan Oct 10, 2019

Tokyo, Seoul and the weaponization of history

by Yoichi Funabashi

In July, Japan tightened its control of exports of certain materials for semiconductor production to South Korea. On Aug. 28, the government took further action and removed South Korea from its whitelist of nations granted preferential trade procedure. South Korea responded to these actions by ...

Hopes dim as U.S. and China resume high-stakes trade talks

Business Oct 10, 2019

Hopes dim as U.S. and China resume high-stakes trade talks

President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping have plenty of reasons to call off their trade war. Both face weakening economies that would likely further deteriorate if their conflict escalates. Both are up against a formidable adversary that shows no inclination to yield. Both are tangled in ...

South Korea and Japan to hold talks over trade dispute on Friday

Business Oct 10, 2019

South Korea and Japan to hold talks over trade dispute on Friday

Trade officials from South Korea and Japan will hold bilateral consultations in Geneva on Friday, following a complaint filed by Seoul with the World Trade Organization last month over Tokyo's tightening of export controls, trade ministries of the two countries said Thursday. The talks are ...