China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 12:10:20 +0000

China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

China held the door open to resuming talks in the tariff war with Washington on Thursday, but lashed out at limits on access to key technologies.

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China cuts taxes to spur chip makers in face of US pressure

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 13:11:09 +0000

China cuts taxes to spur chip makers in face of US pressure

China is cutting taxes on its fledgling software and integrated circuit industries as US export controls threaten to handicap Chinese tech companies.

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China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 04:21:17 +0000

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

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Iran’s top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 12:45:12 +0000

Iran's top diplomat presses efforts to save nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high.

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Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 11:25:03 +0000

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit

TOKYO – Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since coming to power in 2013.

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China’s economic activity weakens amid tariff war

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 11:48:57 +0000

China's economic activity weakens amid tariff war

BEIJING – China’s factory output and consumer spending weakened in April as a tariff war with Washington intensified, adding pressure on Beijing to shore up shaky economic growth.

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China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 11:35:32 +0000

China voices strength, pushes nationalism around trade war

The ruling Communist Party takes a more aggressive approach to the trade war, projecting stability and stirring up nationalistic sentiment in the process.

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Admiral: US hasn’t stepped up sea patrols to confront China

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 09:10:37 +0000

Admiral: US hasn't stepped up sea patrols to confront China

SINGAPORE – A top U.S. admiral says the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is maintaining a “consistent” presence in the disputed waters.

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