Theft of farming secrets is backdrop for U.S.-China trade deal

by Scott Tong Jan 15, 2020
The U.S. accuses Chinese actors of systematically stealing American ideas, including agricultural technology.
Micro greens growing at a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey.
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The view from Shanghai on the phase one trade deal

by Jennifer Pak Jan 14, 2020
"The U.S. is bullying China," was the assessment of one security guard in the city.
American green apples at a Shanghai supermarket were among the first to be subject to Chinese counter tariffs.
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More of your trade war questions, answered

by Janet Nguyen and Kimberly Adams 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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Are factory jobs leaving China because of the U.S. tariffs?

by Jennifer Pak Dec 18, 2019
China's statistics show 3.8 million manufacturing jobs disappeared from urban areas last year.
Workers at a shoe factory in Southern China. Most of them come from the poor countryside to give their families a better life.
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China's GDP growth expected to be slowest in decades

by Andy Uhler Oct 17, 2019
The Chinese government may resort to the use of monetary policy to promote the economic growth that is eluding it.
China's exports fell by over 3% in the past year, slowing GDP growth. Above, the port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province in 2018.
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Just how much is the trade war hurting China's economy?

by Marielle Segarra Oct 14, 2019
For the month of September, China's import and export data looked weaker than economists were expecting.
The U.S.-China trade war rages on, as China's exports dip. Above, one U.S. dollar and 100 yuan notes on display at a bank in Beijing, China in 2006.
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