China

  • State Department issues warning to Americans in China after possible sonic attack

    The State Department has warned U.S. citizens in China about a U.S. government employee who reported feeling “sensations of sound and pressure,” symptoms that bear a resemblance to ones felt by injured American personnel at the U.S. embassy in Havana. The U.S. government employee, assigned to the city of...
  • The Latest: Trump defends US trade dealings with China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending his administration’s trade dealings with China a day after his Treasury secretary said the two countries were putting a trade war “on hold.” Trump tweeted Monday: “China has agreed to...
  • U.S. Won’t Impose Tariffs on China After Trade Talks, Mnuchin Says

    The Trump administration won’t impose tariffs on Chinese products for now, after the two nations made progress on trade issues during two days of talks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “We’re putting the trade war on hold. So right now, we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold...
  • U.S., China launch trade talks to avert tariff war, economic damage

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China launch a second round of trade talks on Thursday to try to avert a damaging tariff war, with the Trump administration demanding a $200 billion cut in China’s U.S. trade surplus and greater protections for intellectual property. U.S. President Donald Trump...
  • Gap Apologizes to China for Offense Caused By T-Shirts

    Gap Inc. became the latest international company to apologize for offending Chinese political sensibilities, pulling a T-shirt featuring a map of China that left out territories claimed by the country. The apology was triggered by complaints from consumers reacting to pictures of a Gap-branded T-shirt posted on Chinese social...
  • US firms seek tariff relief as US and China try to mend rift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is seeking relief from President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese goods as negotiators seek to prevent a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Best Buy wants televisions to be spared from the tariffs. Sanden International (USA)...
  • The Gap apologizes for printing of T-shirts

    The Gap has joined a growing count of companies that have stepped on the Chinese government’s toes on the sensitive topic of Taiwan, the self-ruled island that mainland China claims as part of its territory. The clothing retailer apologized Monday for printing T-shirts displaying a map of China without...
  • North Korean leader Kim visits China, meets President Xi

    BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China and met President Xi Jinping, state media of both countries said on Tuesday, their second encounter in two months in a flurry of diplomatic engagement that has eased tensions on the Korean peninsula. Their talks on Monday and...
  • Kim Jong Un met with Xi Jinping in China

    • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, in a suprise visit that again came unannounced. • Chinese media confirmed that Kim had visited and met with Xi, according to Reuters’ Josh Smith. • China is likely trying to insert its interests...