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BEIJING | China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

BEIJING— China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war. Exports to the United States rose to $46.7 billion, down from August’s 13.4 percent growth, customs data showed Friday. Imports … Continue reading BEIJING | China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B

BEIJING | China’s options to hit US go beyond imports

BEIJING — China’s options to retaliate in its spiraling dispute with Washington go beyond matching U.S. tariff hikes to targeting American companies and government debt. Until now, Beijing has stuck to mirroring President Donald Trump’s tariff threats. But its lopsided trade balance means China will run out of imports for punitive duties before Washington does. … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s options to hit US go beyond imports

Mysterious train sparks speculation of Kim visit to Beijing

BEIJING /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A mysterious armored train made a round trip from North Korea to Beijing without revealing its key secret: Was Kim Jong Un on board? Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korea’s reclusive leader or another high-level Pyongyang official ran high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a meeting … Continue reading Mysterious train sparks speculation of Kim visit to Beijing