What to expect from the meeting between Trump and China's Xi at the G-20

Jun 27, 2019
After brinkmanship and blunders, there's cautious optimism in China that the leaders can defuse trade tensions.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose before a sideline meeting at the 2017 G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
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U.S. automakers seek advantage at Shanghai Auto Show

Apr 18, 2019
American manufacturers are eager to win Chinese customers.
Ford Lincoln unveils a luxury SUV with seven seats at the Shanghai auto show. Other carmakers have pushed new SUVs and electric models to drive sales amid a slowdown in the industry.
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China's Googleless internet remains vibrant

Apr 8, 2019
Many U.S. tech firms are blocked, but there are homegrown equivalents inside the "Great Firewall."
The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in Beijing in 2010.
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How specialist agencies help Chinese mothers give birth in the U.S.

Mar 7, 2019
Expectant parents pay them tens of thousands of dollars to arrange every aspect of their trip.
The 2013 movie "Finding Mr Right" is a romantic comedy focused on Wen Jiajia, an unmarried pregnant woman from Beijing who flees to Seattle to give birth. It raised awareness of the trend of Chinese women having American babies.
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China opens trade fair to rebrand itself as an importer

Nov 5, 2018
The world's top exporter aims to trim its trade surplus, but the U.S. and companies want faster liberalization.

Businesses in China are optimistic despite rising tariffs

Sep 20, 2018
With more taxes about to hit Chinese exports, companies at a Shanghai industrial fair assess their plans.
At the China International Industry Fair, intelligent robot makers are upbeat about business prospects despite the U.S.-China tariff escalation.
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U.S.-China trade tensions worry Christmas exporters

Aug 7, 2018
Most imported Christmas decorations in the U.S. are made in China and trade fears loom.
Suppliers say that the cost of making Christmas products has gone up — even without U.S.-China trade tensions. 
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China manufacturers feel helpless with U.S. tariffs

Apr 25, 2018
Amid tensions, Chinese manufacturers at the Canton Fair say they are squeezed on many fronts.
China manufacturers at the Canton Fair are nervous about an escalation of U.S.-China trade friction.
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China plans $738 billion investment in renewable energy

Aug 9, 2010
Bloomberg is reporting that China will invest 5 trillion yuan (nearly $740 billion) over the next 10 years into renewable energy projects....