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Trade showdown

China threatens retaliation for Trump's planned tariff hike

by Associated Press Aug 2, 2019
China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) gestures towards US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (C) as he chats with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (R) before they pose for a "family photo" at the Xijiao Conference Centre in Shanghai on July 31, 2019.
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Trade showdown

India hits back at U.S. over steel tariffs

by David Brancaccio and Anu Anand Jun 17, 2019
India hit the U.S. with some retaliatory tariffs of its own, a response to U.S. steel and aluminium penalties levied on many countries.
An Indian worker unpacks steel coils unloaded from an Indian Railways train at a new private freight terminal in Sachana village near Viramgam, some 50 kms from Ahmedabad on January 27, 2016.
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Delays plague China's video games industry

by Jennifer Pak Mar 21, 2019
Chinese video game companies hit a snag with regulatory pause in the world's biggest video game market.
Hundreds of video game companies are fighting for the attention of cell phone users in China, where the video game market is worth more than $30 billion.
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Trump delays increase in tariffs on Chinese goods

by , and Feb 25, 2019
The president cites "substantial progress" in weekend talks.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 22.
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Trade showdown

The winners and losers of NAFTA 2.0

by Janet Nguyen Oct 1, 2018
U.S. dairy farmers make gains in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
President Donald Trump discusses a revised U.S. trade agreement with Mexico and Canada in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday in Washington, D.C.
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Tariff pain: Will the U.S. or China hurt the most?

by Jennifer Pak Aug 27, 2018
Chinese state-run media commentaries suggest that people in China can weather the trade tariffs for the sake of national pride.
Li Dapeng says her consumption of American brands and imported products is modest compared to her four-year-old son.
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The fate of fashion in the trade war

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Aug 22, 2018
Apparel prices will rise a bit faster if the administration follows through on proposed Chinese tariffs, one expert says.
Proposed tariffs target apparel, including handbags and backpacks.
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China vows retaliation for $200 billion U.S. tariff threat

by Associated Press Jul 11, 2018
The economic impact of the conflict is already spreading.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during a joint statement in Beijing last November.
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Chinese students undeterred by U.S. visa restrictions

by Jennifer Pak Jul 6, 2018
The current trade tensions between China and the U.S. may derail some study-abroad plans.
Education consultancy Focus International’s William Yan said business is still booming despite U.S. visa restrictions.
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Trade showdown

Will tariffs on Chinese products protect U.S. jobs?

by Jennifer Pak Jul 2, 2018
Some businesses say the imminent tariffs could force them to raise prices or cut pay.
A shipping container is offloaded from the Hong Kong based CSCL East China Sea container ship at the Port of Oakland on June 20, 2018 in Oakland, California. 
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