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China trade weakens after cities shut down to fight virus

May. 09, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s export growth tumbled in April as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on the world’s second-largest economy after Shanghai and other industrial cities were shut down to fight virus outbreaks. Exports rose 3.7% over a year earlier to $273.6 billion,...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

Shanghai easing virus rules, Hong Kong ending entry ban

Apr. 22, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Shanghai promised Friday to ease anti-virus controls on truck drivers that are hampering food supplies and trade, while Hong Kong's government announced the end of a 2-year-old ban on non-residents flying into the city as its outbreak fades. Streets in...

China's economy grows still-weak 4.8% in January-March

Apr. 18, 2022 04:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders face pressure to shore up sinking economic growth after Shanghai and other cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, threatening to disrupt global trade and manufacturing. Growth slid to 1.3% over the previous quarter in the first three months...

China's economy grows still-weak 4.8% in January-March

Apr. 17, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edged up to a still-weak 4.8% over a year earlier in the first three months of 2022 as industrial cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, threatening to disrupt global trade and manufacturing. Growth in the world's second-largest...

China's March exports grow despite virus; imports flat

Apr. 13, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports rose 15.7% over a year ago in March while imports were flat amid disruptions due to coronavirus outbreaks as the ruling Communist Party enforces a “zero-COVID” strategy to isolate every case. Exports rose to $276.1 billion despite anti-virus...

Shanghai eases 2-week shutdown, letting some residents out

Apr. 12, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Some residents of Shanghai were allowed out of their homes as the city of 25 million eased a two-week-old shutdown Tuesday after a video posted online showed what was said to be people who ran out of food breaking into a supermarket. About 6.6 million people can go...

Shanghai wrestles with food shortages under virus shutdown

Apr. 07, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of Shanghai are struggling to get meat, rice and other food supplies under anti-coronavirus controls that confine most of its 25 million people in their homes, fueling frustration as the government tries to contain a spreading outbreak. People in China's...

China tries to limit economic blow of Shanghai shutdown

Mar. 30, 2022 06:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — As millions of people in Shanghai line up for coronavirus tests, authorities are promising tax refunds for shopkeepers in the closed-down metropolis and to keep the world's busiest port functioning to limit disruption to industry and trade. This week's shutdown of...

Judge rules against Delaware port operator in tariff dispute

Mar. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The company that runs the Port of Wilmington under an arrangement with the state of Delaware is not entitled to charge terminal usage fees to the operator of a petroleum offloading operation and cannot block the operator or its customers from accessing an adjacent fuel storage...