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BEIJING | Asian stocks higher ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariffs battle. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 21,528.25 after a gauge of manufacturing activity fell to a three-year low, suggesting Japanese economic growth is slowing. The Shanghai Composite Index … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks higher ahead of US-China tariff war talks

WASHINGTON | US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China resume talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The White House said that meetings between mid-level delegations will begin in Washington following talks last week in Beijing that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

BEIJING | China, US announce more trade talks next week

BEIJING (AP) — With a deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will hold more talks in Washington next week aimed at ending a battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. The announcement Friday came after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Chinese President Xi Jinping that negotiators “made headway” in talks this week in Beijing. They had … Continue reading BEIJING | China, US announce more trade talks next week

BEIJING | China says trade talks to continue in Washington next week

BEIJING (AP) — With a March 2 deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet in Washington next week for more talks on a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions, China’s government announced Friday. The announcement came after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told Chinese President Xi Jinping that negotiators had “made headway” on important … Continue reading BEIJING | China says trade talks to continue in Washington next week

BEIJING | US envoy says talks with China ‘made headway’

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-Chinese talks on a war of wills over Beijing’s technology ambitions “made headway” on important issues, the chief American envoy said Friday, but he gave no indication whether Washington would postpone a planned March 2 tariff hike. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed optimism but gave no details of the two days of … Continue reading BEIJING | US envoy says talks with China ‘made headway’

BEIJING | US, China wrap up trade talks with no word on progress

BEIJING (AP) — Two days of U.S.-Chinese trade talks ended with no immediate word of progress Friday after President Donald Trump‘s top economic adviser said he not yet decided whether to escalate a technology dispute by going ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. Delegations to the talks met at a … Continue reading BEIJING | US, China wrap up trade talks with no word on progress

BEIJING | China, US open trade talks as Beijing says exports rebound

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators opened talks Thursday on a sprawling trade dispute as Beijing reported its January exports rebounded despite President Donald Trump‘s tariff hikes. Trump said earlier the talks could help decide whether he escalates the fight over China’s technology ambitions by going ahead with more penalty duties March 2 on … Continue reading BEIJING | China, US open trade talks as Beijing says exports rebound

BEIJING | US, China envoys hold talks before Trump tariff decision

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting this week for talks President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a technology dispute by going ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China. Two days of talks starting Thursday allow too little time to resolve … Continue reading BEIJING | US, China envoys hold talks before Trump tariff decision