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Economy 06 Apr 2018 | 3:44 AM

Trade dispute escalates as Trump threatens US$100b more in China tariffs

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday directed U.S. trade officials to identify tariffs on US$100 billion more Chinese imports, upping the ante in an already high-stakes trade confrontation between the world's two largest economies.

Economy 15 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

China exports shrink most in two years

Imports also fell in December reflecting deteriorating global demand

Economy 02 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

China vows to buy more US goods

WASHINGTON: China promised to “substantially” expand purchases of US goods after the latest round of trade talks, and both sides planned further discussions to reach a breakthrough with only a month to go before the Trump administration is set to ratchet up tariffs.

Economy 01 Feb 2019 | 1:45 AM

US, China to keep talking trade as tariff deadline looms

WASHINGTON: The U.S. and China said they made progress in trade talks and agreed to meet again in Beijing as they look for a breakthrough with only a month to go before the Trump administration is set to ratchet up tariffs.

Analyst Reports 09 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

The two sides of trade war

US President Donald Trump has instructed US trade officials to consider US$100bil in additional tariffs on China, fuelling an already heated trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies.

Business 09 May 2019 | 10:37 PM

Wall St dips as investors await outcome of US-China trade talks

NEW YORK: Wall Street's main indexes fell on Thursday ahead of critical trade negotiations between the United States and China, though they pared losses significantly after U.S. President Donald Trump said reaching a deal this week was possible.

Plantations 23 Jul 2018 | 10:58 PM

'Hi, I'm a soybean' says a Chinese cartoon released as a weapon in the China-US trade war

BEIJING: In the tense trade war with the United States, China's government has turned to an unlikely weapon: a cartoon bean.