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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.

High-stakes US-China trade talks resume as deadline approaches

Washington - With a March 1 deadline fast approaching, US and Chinese officials resume negotiations next week to prevent escalation of a trade dispute that has major implications for the global economy.

Key figures in US-China trade talks

Washington - The next round of US-China trade talks will resume Wednesday and Thursday in Washington to try to find a way out of the tariff battle between the two powers.

Venezuela launches WTO legal challenge against US sanctions

Geneva - Venezuela launched a legal challenge at the World Trade Organization Tuesday against a raft of US sanctions, even as Washington announced new measures targeting the crisis-hit country.

China vows quick trade moves, Trump upbeat

Bejing - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States -- to the apparent relief of US President Donald Trump after a day of mixed signals that sent global markets into a swoon.

China vows quick trade moves as US sends mixed signals

Bejing - China vowed Wednesday to move swiftly to strike a trade consensus with the United States, even as mixed signals on the detente from self-described "Tariff Man" Donald Trump's administration upset global markets.

WTO to rule in more spats over US tariffs

Geneva - The World Trade Organization agreed Tuesday to hear complaints from Switzerland and India over US steel and aluminium tariffs, bringing the total number of such complaints it is reviewing to nine.

US wants 'concrete' trade action from China within 90 days

Washington - The United States said Monday it will need to see "something concrete" from China in the next 90 days to build a real agreement on trade, two days after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping called a truce in the escalating confrontation between the two economic...

US wants 'concrete' trade action from China within 90 days

Washington - The United States said Monday it will need to see "something concrete" from China in the next 90 days to build a real agreement on trade, two days after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping called a truce in the escalating confrontation between the two powerhou...

US renews unfair trade accusations against China

Washington - Washington on Tuesday said Beijing continued to foster the theft of American technological know-how, with officials there exacerbating matters in recent months.

Trump opens door to trade deal with China soon

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday that China was ready to make a deal to defuse trade tensions, so he might not have to punish the country with more import tariffs.

China battles 'unfair' trader image with import expo

Shanghai - President Xi Jinping opens a huge Shanghai import fair next week at which armies of Chinese companies will shop for billions of dollars in foreign goods as China seeks to counter charges that its markets aren't open.But not everyone is buying it.

US Treasury Secretary confident Congress would pass NAFTA without Canada

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he was confident Congress would approve a new trade deal with Mexico, even if it left out Canada.However, he said he hoped Washington and Ottawa would be able to reach an agreement."I hope so.

Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

Washington - Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world's top two economies that is clouding the global outlook.

Trump accuses China of election meddling in trade war

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused China of seeking to influence knife-edge midterm congressional elections, by taking aim at his political support base in the economic giants' rapidly escalating trade war.

US-China trade war enters new phase

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world's largest trade relationships, announcing plans to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion in US imports of Chinese goods.

Trump's many trade wars: a summary

Washington - President Donald Trump, to the alarm of US trading partners, has kept his course of aggressive trade policy, imposing punitive tariffs on countries he accuses of cheating American workers.

Trump poised to make major China trade announcement

Washington - US President Donald Trump was poised to ratchet up his trade dispute with China, with a major announcement promised later Monday that could see hundreds of billions in goods subjected to fresh import duties.

Trump threatens tariffs on all imports from China

Fargo - President Donald Trump threatened Friday to slap tariffs on all of the Chinese goods imported into the United States, ramping up the already tense trade relations with Beijing.

US-China trade war hits $100 billion in goods

Washington - From iconic Harley Davidson motorcycles and American bourbon to machinery and computer processors, the world's two largest economies have exchanged punitive tariffs that slice through a wide swath of key products.

US, China talks raise optimism on eve of new trade tariffs

Washington - US officials are set to hold talks on Wednesday with Chinese and Mexican negotiators, fueling cautious optimism that further trade confrontations might be averted even as a new round of tariffs is about to hit.

US hits Chinese pipes with 132% import duties

Washington - On the eve of renewing talks to try to defuse the spiraling trade dispute with China, the US Commerce Department hit the country with import duties of 132 percent on metal pipe.

Tariffs, tariff threats, talks: Trump faces key week on trade

Washington - The United States on Monday launched into a key week for trade policy, with Washington due to slap fresh tariffs on a host of Chinese goods even as it holds hearings to target thousands more.

First round of US tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50 bn Aug 23: USTR

Washington - The first round of President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on China will hit the full $50 billion in goods starting August 23, the government announced Tuesday.

First round of US tariffs on Chinese goods to hit $50 bn Aug 23: USTR

Washington - The first round of President Donald Trump's 25 percent punitive tariffs on China will hit $50 billion in goods starting August 23, the government announced Tuesday.Washington already imposed tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese products on July 6.

White House says Chinese tariff threat 'weak', economy 'lousy'

Washington - Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Friday ridiculed China's threat of $60 billion of retaliatory tariffs as "weak" and said the world's second-largest economy was in "trouble.

Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 25%, up from 10%

Washington - The United States may jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target as it pressures Beijing to reform its trade practices, US officials said Wednesday.
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