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More of your trade war questions, answered

Jan 14, 2020
The U.S. and China are set to complete phase one of a trade agreement. Here are some of your questions, answered.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House in October.
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EU to vote on contentious copyright proposal

Mar 26, 2019
Members of the European Parliament vote today on a proposal that could make it harder for internet users to share songs, videos and other copyrighted content online.
People take part in a demonstration in favour of the new copyright directive ahead of the vote on copyright in the Digital Single Market at the European Parliament on March 26, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France.

A major trade sticking point between the U.S. and China has deep roots

Feb 14, 2019
The history of intellectual property theft goes back centuries.
"Theft [of technology] was the norm throughout history, all the way since the Industrial Revolution," says Greg Clark, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis.
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How do you advertise a Super Bowl party without saying “Super Bowl?”

Jan 30, 2019
The NFL owns dozens of trademarks and isn’t afraid to go after anyone using them.
An exterior view of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where Super Bowl LIII will take place, is seen on Jan. 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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U.S. trade officials hold hearing on next batch of tariffs

Jul 24, 2018
In June, President Donald Trump announced tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, most of which went into effect earlier this month. Now U.S. trade officials are set to impose the rest of them, but not before a hearing on Tuesday and Wednesday with U.S. business leaders. The list of products includes industrial machinery, communications […]
A factory worker makes parts in a welding room at LGMazak, a Sino-Japanese joint venture firm that manufactures digitally controlled machinery for automotive, aviation, chemical, and manufacturing industries, 03 September 2004 in Yinchuan, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region. 

Is China forcing U.S. tech companies to hand over their secrets?

Jun 27, 2018
Escalating trade tensions could cause consumer prices to rise.
The ZTE logo is seen on a building in Beijing on May 2, 2018.
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White House plans new measures to protect American technology

Jun 25, 2018
The Trump administration is expected to announce new restrictions on Chinese investment in U.S. technology companies later this week. The specifics are unclear. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took to Twitter today to contradict reports that companies with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership will be barred from buying U.S. companies with “industrially significant technology.” The […]

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The Trump administration may restrict visas for certain Chinese students in STEM fields

May 30, 2018
Reports say grad students may be issued visas good for just a year at a time, rather than the multi-year type that are common now.

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China heat up again on President Trump’s latest tariffs threat

May 29, 2018
The president wants to stop China from acquiring intellectual property and stealing our technology.

American universities may be the target of espionage

The White House might consider banning Chinese citizens from doing sensitive research in the U.S.
A student walks near Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
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