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China says US swinging 'big stick' of unfair trade tactics

Jun. 21, 2018 3:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused the United States of using bullying tactics and blackmail in threatening to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports, ramping up criticism that the measures levied in the name of balancing trade would harm both countries' companies and...

Allies disappointed by 'big bang' of US walkout from UN body

Jun. 20, 2018 10:27 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s Human Rights Council resumed work Wednesday after a U.S. pullout that one Western diplomat called a "Big Bang" for the Geneva body, as Russia blasted the move by the Trump administration and key allies expressed disappointment. Critics and friends alike read the latest Trump move...

Kim leaves China as S. Korea urges 'concrete' plan on nukes

Jun. 20, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — South Korea urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a visit designed to convey the countries' growing closeness. Kim and Xi held a second day of...

US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

Jun. 20, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It's the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley said Tuesday the U.S. had given the...

Survey: Companies in China feel pressure to give up tech

Jun. 20, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said Wednesday, highlighting a key irritant in an escalating U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China's report follows President Donald...

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Jun. 19, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,287.42 and South Korea's Kospi...

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. The collateral damage could be widespread. If the...

The Latest: China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says

Jun. 19, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 11:14 a.m. The top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing "may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump" by refusing to meet U.S. demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against...

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

Jun. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State broadcaster CCTV...

China blasts new US tariff threat, warns it will retaliate

Jun. 19, 2018 8:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday threatened "comprehensive measures" in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariff hike, raising the possibility Beijing might target operations of American companies. Trump's announcement fueled fears that economic losses, limited so far to companies hit by U.S. or...