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A shipping container
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John McDevitt
October 09, 2019 - 5:54 pm
Prospects of a sweeping trade deal between the United States and China appear to be dimming as negotiators prepare to resume two days of talks on Thursday. Read more here.
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Protesters take cover in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. A Hong Kong police official says a pro-democracy protester was shot when an officer opened fire with his revolver during clashes Tuesday.
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October 01, 2019 - 10:12 am
In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester at close range in the chest Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of thousands joined anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory even as Communist...
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Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 9:29 am
WASHINTON D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump and China escalated their 13-month trade war Friday, sending financial markets tumbling and intensifying worries about the health of the global economy. Trump answered a new round of trade sanctions from China by promising a still-secret response, joking...
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Cargo ship
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AP News
August 22, 2019 - 7:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Thursday to "meet each other halfway" and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger retaliation. Exporters are preparing for a Sept. 1 increase in U.S. duties in a fight over trade and technology...
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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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June 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
By Violet Law and Alice Fung, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong gathered Tuesday night to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, underscoring continuing concern for Chinese human rights in the semi...
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Security officials stand guard in front of Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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June 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling...
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A man looks at his smartphone as he walks past an electronics shop advertising phones from Huawei and Apple in Beijing, Friday, May 24, 2019.
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May 24, 2019 - 8:55 am
By Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies. There...
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A man rubs his forehead as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, May 13, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday after trade talks between the U.S. and China ended Friday without an agreement.
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May 13, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets fell on Monday after trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up without an agreement, with economists warning that the escalating dispute over trade and technology would likely hurt economic growth. The CAC 40 in Paris...
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A barge pushes a container ship to the dockyard in Qingdao.
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May 10, 2019 - 7:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade tensions. The Trump administration raised duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports to 25% from...
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An electronic stock board shows Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
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May 07, 2019 - 9:57 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after China said its economy czar will go to Washington for trade talks despite U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to escalate their tariff war. China's main stock index rose 0.7% and most other Asian...
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