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Trade War

Mood music, but still no U.S.-China trade deal

“The mood music is pretty good,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said last week, though President Trump "hasn’t signed…

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Trump likes tariffs — can a China deal be signed?

“I have not agreed to anything,” President Trump told reporters last Friday, crushing the latest round of trade talks optimism,…

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Andrew Yang warns ‘new Cold War’ with China is bad for U.S.

"We're not going to be able to address global threats like climate change and even collaborate on artificial intelligence if…

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Pence has harsher words for the NBA than for China

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech last Thursday in Washington, D.C., on U.S.-China relations, following up on his…

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Pence says NBA censorship is ‘un-American,’ but denies decoupling with China

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech yesterday in Washington, D.C., on U.S.-China relations, following up on his China bash-fest…

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Trump’s ‘invisible deal’ with China

Last Friday, 463 days since the first round of large-scale tariffs kicked off the first great Sino-American trade war of…

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A tentative, partial, ‘phase one’ trade truce [UPDATE]

The infographic above, tweeted by scholar Ankit Panda, accurately describes some of the events of the week in Washington, D.C.  Chinese…

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U.S.-China trade talks not canceled yet

In Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Chinese vice premier and chief trade negotiator Liú Hè 刘鹤 met Craig Allen of the United…

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NBA, Xinjiang loom over low-expectation trade talks in D.C.

Chinese vice premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 arrived in Washington for talks with U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury secretary Steven…

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Xinjiang sanctions finally come, two days before 13th round of trade talks

The system of mass internment camps for Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang has been documented in a steady…

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Trump wants transactions from China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration On October 3, President Trump publicly called on China to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

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PayPal enters China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration A rare bit of positive U.S.-China business news: While many sectors of the Chinese economy remain unfriendly…

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‘Drops of one-fifth or more’ in Chinese student enrollment at American universities

The Associated Press reports that U.S.-China political tensions, and increasing visa uncertainties under an American administration hostile to foreigners and Chinese students in…

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China detains FedEx pilot as Chinese delegation heads home from D.C.

Todd A. Hohn, a FedEx pilot, was detained in Guangzhou last week while waiting for his flight home to Hong…

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Packages from China will get much more expensive for Americans [UPDATE]

In a move that may personally sting hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of online entrepreneurs on both sides…

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