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Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

Jun. 26, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepared to impose further tariffs on Chinese imports. "The Chinese economy's going down the tubes," Trump said in an...

Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations later this...

China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's release

Jun. 26, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a daily...

Hong Kong protests raise alarm special freedoms are fading

Jun. 25, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China promised that for 50 years after Britain gave up control of its last colony, this shimmering financial enclave would get to keep freedoms absent in the communist-ruled mainland. Twenty-two years on, those are rights many here believe Hong Kong cannot live without. The hundreds of...

China suspends Canadian meat imports amid Huawei dispute

Jun. 25, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — China is suspending all meat imports from Canada amid their dispute over the Canadian detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said in a statement on its website Tuesday that the move follows Chinese customs inspectors' detection of...

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

Jun. 25, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump's trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve. If history repeats itself — and most analysts are betting it will — Trump and President Xi Jinping will agree to some kind of ...

A few Hong Kong protesters apologize for disrupting lives

Jun. 25, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A small number of Hong Kong protesters handed out flyers and bowed to passers-by Tuesday to apologize for a demonstration that jammed the entrance of a government tax office for nearly two hours the previous day. They said they are trying to maintain public support for future protests. "We...

Global stocks sink ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai declined and Wall Street drifted toward a lower open. Traders looked ahead to a meeting...

China criticizes possible US penalties against banks

Jun. 25, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday criticized Washington's efforts to enforce U.S. law abroad following a news report three Chinese banks might be penalized over dealings with North Korea. The banks named by The Washington Post as facing possible loss of access to the U.S. financial system denied they were...

Asian stocks lower ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Seoul and Sydney were little-changed. Investors were encouraged by the...