Trade policy

FILE- In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airplane to be delivered to Air China is moved into position from Boeing's assembly facility to Paine Field in Everett, Wash. In their escalating conflict over trade, what the U.S. and China are leaving off their tariff lists tells as much as what’s on the lists. China put smaller planes on its list, but excluded the 747 and other big planes made in the U.S. by Boeing Co. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 09, 2018 - 1:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Americans spent nearly $96 billion last year on cellphones and computers imported from China, far more than on any other items. But you won't find them on the list of Chinese-made products the Trump administration is threatening with tariffs. And China spends about $1 billion a year...
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A man walks by an electronic board displaying stock index at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, April 9, 2018. Asian stock markets rose Monday amid uncertainty about an escalating U.S.-Chinese tariff dispute after President Donald Trump said a settlement was possible but his advisers said other nations might add to pressure on Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 09, 2018 - 6:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday amid uncertainty about an escalating U.S.-Chinese tariff dispute after President Donald Trump said a settlement was possible but his advisers said other nations might add to pressure on Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.8...
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Chinese workers stand in front of a loaded cargo ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Amid falling markets, President Donald Trump's new economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says there is no trade war between the U.S. and China. Another administration official, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, takes a different tack, saying he's "cautiously optimistic" that before any threatened tariffs go into place the two nations will reach an agreement. Global financial markets have fallen sharply as the world's two biggest economies square off. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 12:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investors across the globe are bracing for uncertain markets as President Donald Trump tries to downplay fears of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Trump is suggesting that Beijing will ease trade barriers "because it is the right thing to do" and that the economic...
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April 08, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday amid uncertainty about an escalating U.S.-Chinese tariff dispute after President Donald Trump said a settlement was possible but his advisers said other nations might add to pressure on Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2...
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Chinese workers stand in front of a loaded cargo ship docked at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Sunday, April 8, 2018. Amid falling markets, President Donald Trump's new economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, says there is no trade war between the U.S. and China. Another administration official, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, takes a different tack, saying he's "cautiously optimistic" that before any threatened tariffs go into place the two nations will reach an agreement. Global financial markets have fallen sharply as the world's two biggest economies square off. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested that Beijing will ease trade barriers "because it is the right thing to do" and that the economic superpowers can settle the conflict that has rattled financial markets,...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minster and State Counselor Wang Yi before their meeting Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China. (Parker Song/Pool Photo via AP)
April 08, 2018 - 3:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general and the Singaporean foreign minister voiced concerns about global trade tensions and rising protectionism during back-to-back meetings in Beijing on Sunday. Following remarks from his Chinese counterpart, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan...
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In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, a couple walk by an American flag signboard on display outside a supermarket selling imported groceries at the Qingdao bonded zone in east China's Shandong province. China is vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if President Donald Trump raises tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Financial markets tumbled after Trump asked his U.S. trade representative to consider more tariffs. This followed Beijing's announcement that it would increase duties on U.S. soybeans, aircraft and other items. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out-of-the-blue...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s policy of maximum pressure on North Korea may be working - thanks to China. Beijing appears to have gone well beyond U.N. sanctions on its unruly neighbor, reducing its total imports from North Korea in the first two months this year by 78.5 and 86.1 percent in value. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
April 07, 2018 - 4:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump's maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working — thanks to China. Beijing appears to have gone well beyond U.N. sanctions on its unruly neighbor, reducing its total imports from North Korea in the first two months...
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A truck transports a shipping container at the cargo terminal port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Friday, April 6, 2018. China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. "at any cost" after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher prices. Slower growth. Farmers losing access to their biggest foreign market. Even President Donald Trump is warning that Americans might have to accept "a little pain" before they enjoy the fruits of his escalating trade fight with China. On the pain part, if not...
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In this March. 29, 2018 photo, container ships is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. The news comes a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in U.S. products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move earlier this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports. (AP Photo)
April 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to yield, President Donald Trump and China's government escalated their trade clash Friday, with Beijing vowing to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his out...
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