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China's economy has "downshifted fundamentally over the past couple of years"

Feb 13, 2024
"If we have a China that's growing more slowly, there's less opportunity" globally, says economist Adam Posen.
Consumer prices in China have been falling for too long.
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Trump hits the pause button on raising tariffs on Chinese goods

Dec 3, 2018
The U.S. has delayed a tariff hike for 90 days while it negotiates with China.
At a news stand in Beijing, a newspaper features a story about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

U.S., China reach 90-day cease-fire in trade dispute

Dec 1, 2018
President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping have a breakthrough at the G-20 summit in Argentina.
President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with members of their delegation hold a dinner meeting with China's President Xi Jinping at the end of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on Dec. 1, 2018.
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Relief and some concern at Xi Jinping’s trade speech

Apr 10, 2018
In the frequent exchanges on trade between the U.S. and China, it was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s turn to offer his country’s take. Speaking to the Boao Forum for Asia today, Xi struck a  conciliatory tone. He said China is committed to opening up its economy more to foreign businesses and products. So what do […]

Tough talks lurk behind Trump's first-class reception in China

The president will likely ask for some technology reciprocity and help with North Korea.
President Donald Trump, walking with first lady Melania Trump, looks at China's President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, as they tour the Forbidden City in Beijing today.

China sets course for a "moderately prosperous" economy

Oct 26, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping was installed for another entirely expected five-year term by the Communist Party Congress this week. And in the course of a three-plus hour speech to open the Congress, Xi said something that hasn’t gotten much notice here, but is all over the Chinese press: He wants to build a moderately prosperous […]