Trade balance

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, right, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 2:53 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing. "We are not...
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President Donald Trump arrives at Danang International Airport, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Danang, Vietnam. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 10, 2017 - 1:37 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia. Speaking to reporters aboard...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 09, 2017 - 10:03 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China have signed a series of multibillion-dollar business agreements during President Donald Trump's visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing's trade policies. Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said agreements signed Thursday at a ceremony attended by Trump and his...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk past members of secret service stand next to a limousine with a door opened during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 09, 2017 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the "very one-sided and unfair" trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping by saying he doesn't blame the country for having taken advantage of the U.S. Speaking after the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Chinese President Xi Jinping, second from right, and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan during a tour of the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 08, 2017 - 6:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons and demands that China do more to balance trade with America will dominate President Donald Trump's agenda in Beijing. Trump's meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping will be grander than their informal April talks at Trump's Mar-a-...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive on Air Force One in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China reported that its politically volatile trade surplus with the United States narrowed in October from the previous month as President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday on an official visit with commercial issues high on his agenda. China's global exports rose 6.9 percent to $188.9...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Yokota Air Base, in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Some businesses in Asia are bracing for the unexpected as Trump traverses the region and meets with the leaders of major U.S. trading partners. Exporters are apprehensive, given Trump’s penchant for unpredictability and vehement dislike for swollen U.S. trade deficits. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 07, 2017 - 10:07 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Some businesses in Asia are bracing for the unexpected as President Donald Trump traverses the region and meets with the leaders of major U.S. trading partners. Exporters are apprehensive, given Trump's penchant for unpredictability, his vehement dislike for swollen U.S. trade...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. Security and trade will loom large during President Trump’s first official visit to Asia, which gets underway Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Japan. North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons program is likely to dominate the first part of his trip, which includes stops in Seoul and Beijing as well as Tokyo. Trade will figure throughout, both in North Asia and at stops in Southeast Asia for the annual APEC summit in Vietnam and the ASEAN leaders’ meeting in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
November 03, 2017 - 5:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Security and trade will loom large during President Donald Trump's first official visit to Asia, which begins Sunday in Japan. North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs are likely to be the issue dominating the first part of his trip, which includes stops in South Korea's...
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November 02, 2017 - 6:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — Responding to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump, a Chinese spokeswoman on Thursday said the country never intentionally sought a trade surplus with the United States and that some frictions are inevitable. Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. trade deficit with China was "through...
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In this March 24, 2017, photo, men walk by a freight vessel at the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan reports its trade surplus leaped nearly 38 percent in September from a year earlier, on strong shipments of cars, car parts and machinery to China and the U.S. Customs data released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, showed exports rose 14 percent year-on-year to 6.8 trillion yen ($60.3 billion) while imports climbed 12 percent to 6.1 trillion yen ($54.3 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 18, 2017 - 11:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus leaped nearly 38 percent in September from a year earlier, on strong shipments of cars, car parts and machinery to China and the U.S., according to customs data released Thursday. Exports rose 14 percent year-on-year in value to 6.8 trillion yen ($60.3 billion)...
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