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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.

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.
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