Shipping containers are loaded onto a ship at the Port of Long Beach in California.
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The Trump administration wants China to cut its trade deficit with the US by more than half. An economist explains why that's not going to happen.
In this November 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to shake their hands after a joint news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The China-U.S. trade conflict is about far more than trade; it’s about American efforts to change how China deals with the world.
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The recent U.S. trade mission to China failed, allowing no space for future compromise. What follows will likely be much more than a simple trade war.
China hopes to make more microprocessor chips in China, which makes it a great industry to lead a boycott.
If companies in key industries collectively shunned the Chinese market, that would force China's leaders to take notice, with less risk of blowback.
Brexit Britain should be especially concerned.
In it together.
The US and China must work together to reform the global trade system. Their economies are too entwined for a trade war.
The brewing US-China trade war is probably linked to the Chinese government's attempts to revamp its industry.
China’s Xi and Trump look on as U.S. and Chinese business leaders sign trade deals.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
Trump may have launched first salvo in a trade war.
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The $60 billion in tariffs targeting China not only risks sparking a trade war, they represent a rejection of the WTO's much more effective way of dealing with unfair trade practices.
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a ‘dotard.’
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The latest salvo of insults and threats between President Trump and North Korea's Kim brought the region a little bit closer to war. China, North Korea's closest trading partner, may be the only way out.
Apple’s products would be a lot more expensive if the U.S. didn’t trade with China.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
The U.S. is slapping tariffs on China-made aluminum, which could lead to a trade war.
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Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
Cooked chicken meat imported from China could end up in U.S. restaurant meals without information about its origin.
China has started exporting cooked chicken meat to the United States. Is it safe to eat? An agriculture extension specialist discusses possible concerns about food safety and contamination.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, sitting at the president’s right, announced the China trade deal.
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The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.
Is Trump a populist, conventional conservative or something else entirely?
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A flurry of policy reversals in recent weeks suggests Trump has changed his tune from his populist campaign promises. Has he?
Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
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Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
EPA/Erik S. Lesser
China may have more to gain from Trump's rise than any other nation – but the risks of a miscalculation are enormous.
Plenty of gold but little growth.
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Uber did everything right in China. That's where it really went wrong and why it should serve as a cautionary tale for Western CEOs looking for growth in China.
Containment or engagement?
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The irony is that Chinese misunderstanding of America's motives may lead Washington to reconsider its policy of engagement – to China's detriment.