Bilateral trade

In this April 12, 2018, photo, a visitor watches a Chinese company displaying a Chinese-made industrial robot demonstration on processing soybean at the International soybean exhibition in Shanghai. China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader. Beijing highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat to scrap deals aimed at settling a sprawling trade dispute with Washington if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on $50 billion of Chinese technology goes ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 04, 2018 - 5:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Narrow our trade surplus with the United States? No problem, say Chinese negotiators. But change technology tactics that are China's path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader? Absolutely not. China highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat Sunday to...
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In this April 12, 2018, photo, a visitor watches a Chinese company displaying a Chinese-made industrial robot demonstration on processing soybean at the International soybean exhibition in Shanghai. China says it will narrow its trade surplus with the United States but rejects pressure to change technology development tactics seen as a path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader. Beijing highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat to scrap deals aimed at settling a sprawling trade dispute with Washington if President Donald Trump's threatened tariff hike on $50 billion of Chinese technology goes ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 04, 2018 - 4:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Narrow our trade surplus with the United States? No problem, say Chinese negotiators. But change technology tactics that are China's path to prosperity and its rightful place as a global leader? Absolutely not. China highlighted the sensitivity of the issue with its threat Sunday to...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, welcomes US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross prior to their meeting at French Economy Ministry in Paris, France, Thursday, May 31, 2018. U.S. tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports are expected after Trump administration's failure to win concessions from EU. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 31, 2018 - 5:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. U.S. and European...
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President Donald Trump walks with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar as they arrive for the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 31, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. The tariffs are likely to...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross leaves his hotel in Beijing. An American business group appealed to China to allow more access to its state-dominated economy ahead of a visit by Ross for trade talks. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said Wednesday, May 30, 2018, that foreign companies welcome Chinese leaders' promises to ease restrictions but said they have yet to follow through on earlier pledges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:20 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron warned against trade wars in an impassioned speech about international cooperation Wednesday, two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with punishing new tariffs. Top European officials are holding last-ditch talks with the...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 5:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and American officials meeting in Beijing agreed to set up a mechanism to work through an escalating dispute over trade at the end of talks Friday, Chinese state media said. But it said "big differences" remain on some matters. The Commerce Ministry said the two sides...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's state media says talks in Beijing with U.S. officials ended with an agreement to set up a mechanism to work through an escalating dispute over trade. But it said "big differences" remain on some matters. Citing the Commerce Ministry, the official Xinhua News Agency said...
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Containers are stored for export at a harbor in Duisburg, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 01, 2018 - 2:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is postponing a decision on imposing tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico for 30 days, avoiding the potential for a trade battle with Europe as the U.S. prepares for tense trade talks in China this week. The Trump...
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Containers are stored for export at a harbor in Duisburg, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 01, 2018 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is postponing a decision on imposing tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico for 30 days, avoiding the potential for a trade battle with Europe as the U.S. prepares for tense trade talks in China this week. The Trump...
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Containers are stored for export at a harbor in Duisburg, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
April 30, 2018 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday it would postpone a decision on imposing tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico for 30 days, avoiding the potential for a trade battle with Europe as the U.S. prepares for tense trade talks in China this...
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