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Chinese lawmakers rubber-stamp technology law amid U.S. pressure

Business Mar 15, 2019

Chinese lawmakers rubber-stamp technology law amid U.S. pressure

Chinese legislators on Friday endorsed a law meant to help end a costly tariff war with Washington by discouraging officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. The measure is part of an investment law that aims to address complaints by the United States, ...

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

Business Feb 28, 2019

Robert Lighthizer says trade talks with Japan likely to start in March

The United States and Japan will likely launch trade talks in March, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Wednesday, suggesting the dialogue would begin earlier than had been anticipated. Washington's top trade negotiator made the remarks during congressional testimony. The bilateral talks had been expected ...

Trump envisions 'signing summit' with China on trade

Business Feb 26, 2019

Trump envisions 'signing summit' with China on trade

U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects to hold a "signing summit" with China's President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since negotiators are "very, very close" to an agreement. Cheering global stock markets, the comments Monday appeared to confirm that the dispute won't ...

Trump extends China tariff deadline after 'substantial' progress

Business Feb 25, 2019

Trump extends China tariff deadline after 'substantial' progress

U.S. President Donald Trump said he'll extend a deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese goods beyond this week, citing "substantial progress" in the latest round of trade talks that wrapped up Sunday in Washington. "The U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with ...