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China defends retaliation to U.S. tariffs

China manufacturers at the Canton Fair are nervous about an escalation of U.S.-China trade friction. Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … At the world economic forum in China, officials on Tuesday morning defended the country’s economic policies after the latest round of tariffs with the U.S. Liberia – the west African country founded by freed American slaves – has launched an investigation to trace $100 million worth of newly printed notes that have vanished. Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port cost about $1.5 billion, but already the country is concerned it will not be able to pay back the money it borrowed from China to build it. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed (indeed.com/marketplace) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com). (09/19/2018)

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