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Jackie Chan's trip to Vietnam cancelled over China sea row

Hanoi - Martial-arts film star Jackie Chan's planned visit to Vietnam for a charity has been cancelled following an online backlash related to Beijing's expansive claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Xi pledges wider market access, free-trade deals

Shanghai - President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to further open China's economy, declaring the world must "knock down walls" as he opened an annual trade fair against the backdrop of the US tariffs war.

Xi pledges wider market access, free-trade deals

Shanghai - President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to further open China's economy, declaring the world must "knock down walls" as he opened an annual trade fair in Shanghai.

Trump vows China trade deal will help farmers

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday again said a trade deal is imminent with Beijing that will help American farmers hurt by retaliation in the grinding conflict between the economic powers.

IMF chief says building 'peer pressure' to follow trade rules

Washington - With trade tensions undermining confidence and global growth, economic leaders are increasingly pushing each other to fix the shortcomings that fueled the disputes, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Saturday.

IMF chief says building 'peer pressure' to follow trade rules

Washington - With trade tensions undermining confidence and global growth, economic leaders are increasingly pushing each other to fix the shortcomings behind the disputes, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Saturday.

Former IMF chief Lagarde takes swipe at Trump's Twitter habits

Washington - Former IMF chief Christine Lagarde said President Donald Trump's trade offensive against China could slash global economic growth and she critiqued his Twitter habits in an interview with US television program 60 Minutes.

IMF's Georgieva: US-China truce 'not good enough'

Washington - The partial trade deal between the United States and China is welcome news but does not undo the trade war's negative impact on the global economy, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Thursday.

New IMF chief Georgieva says world suffering 'synchronized slowdown'

Washington - Grinding trade disputes are undermining the global economy, which is set to see its slowest growth in nearly a decade, the new IMF chief said Tuesday.

US wants to make 'meaningful progress' in China trade talks

Washington - US trade negotiators want to make "meaningful progress" in upcoming talks with China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday, one day after conciliatory gestures by both sides boosted hopes of an eventual resolution.

US-China trade war deteriorates, as Trump lashes out at Beijing

Washington - The United States and China exchanged blows Friday as each side increased punitive tariffs on the other, intensifying a trade war that is threatening to engulf the global economy.

Trump lashes out at China, vows quick response

Washington - US President Donald Trump lashed out at Beijing on Friday, vowing a quick response to China's announcement of new tariffs and ordering American companies to leave the country.

Trump lashes out at China, vows quick response

Washington - US President Donald Trump lashed out at Beijing and vowed a quick response to China's plans for new tariffs, while ordering American companies to leave the country.

US 'pressure' tactic on WTO will fail: China state media

Bejing - A US threat to pull recognition of China's "developing nation" status at the World Trade Organisation is a pressure tactic ahead of this week's trade talks and is bound to fail, a commentary in state media said Monday.

Trump threatens not to recognize China's special status at WTO

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to withdraw recognition of the special "developing nation" status of China and other relatively rich countries at the World Trade Organization unless changes are made to the body's rules.

Vietnam demands 'immediate withdrawal' of China ship in disputed sea

Hanoi - Vietnam on Thursday called for the "immediate withdrawal" of a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, as the standoff over the disputed waters intensified.

US trade negotiators will travel to China in 'very near future': official

Washington - US officials will soon resume face-to-face trade talks in China, a White House official said Friday, reviving negotiations that had verged on collapse in May.

Trump calls trade war with China 'a little squabble'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday labeled the escalating trade war with China "a little squabble" and again accused Beijing of scuttling an agreement when it was near completion.

China outlines three disagreements in US trade talks

Bejing - China's top trade negotiator said more talks will be held with the United States as he revealed what Beijing considers the three main differences keeping the two sides from reaching a deal.

Trump orders tariff hike on remaining Chinese imports

Washington - US President Donald Trump cranked up the heat in a trade battle with China on Friday, ordering a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from the world's second-biggest economy, but Beijing said talks would continue to resolve the row.

US officials says China trade talks 'constructive'

Washington - Talks to end a worrisome US-China trade battle were "constructive," US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday, a sign of hope that Washington and Beijing could seal a deal to avert damage to the global economy.

White House says talks with China to continue on Friday

Washington - Crucial trade negotiations with China will continue on Friday, the White House said late Thursday night, about 90 minutes before steep new tariffs were set to hit Chinese goods.

It's everyday Americans who pay Trump's tariffs

Washington - President Donald Trump has repeatedly boasted that the tariffs he has imposed on trading partners are a financial windfall for the US treasury, but research shows it is Americans that bear the brunt of the impact.

China's top trade negotiator to visit US despite tariffs

Bejing - China said Tuesday its top trade negotiator will visit the United States for talks with American counterparts this week even as Washington stepped up pressure with plans to hike tariffs and complaints that Beijing was backtracking on its commitments.

Optimism rising over US, China trade accord

Washington - Trade frictions are seen as a the main source of uncertainty for a slowing global economy, but there are more glimmers of hope for a US-China agreement.

US launches another trade investigation against China over cabinetry

Washington - Washington launched yet another trade investigation against China on Wednesday, claiming the country dumps wooden cabinetry into the US market, competing unfairly with domestic producers.

Trump won't sign China trade pact unless it's 'great'

Washington - Optimism about a rapid resolution of the months-long US-China trade war was undercut by conflicting comments out of Washington and Beijing, sending global stock markets on a downward slide on Friday.

China's currency becomes key issue in US trade talks

Paris - US officials have said any trade deal with China will include a provision to prevent manipulation of the exchange rate to help exporters but Beijing's currency regime reflects a complex reality.

Trump says he sees 'signing summit' with China on trade

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to hold a "signing summit" with China's President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since as discussions are in the "advanced stages.

Trump says he sees 'signing summit' with China on trade

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to hold a "signing summit" with China's President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since negotiators "very, very close" to an agreement.
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