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AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the...

Economic adviser: China wants to keep negotiating with Trump

Dec. 6, 2019 1:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's economic adviser said Friday that he doesn't think China is slow-walking trade talks with the United States to see whether Trump is reelected next year. Larry Kudlow told reporters at the White House that he spent an hour on Thursday with a “grand, older...

Stocks advance as investors eyes jobs report, trade talks

Dec. 6, 2019 8:05 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this month. One sign that talks between the world's two biggest economies could be thawing came Friday when...

China waiving tariff hikes on US soybeans, pork

Dec. 6, 2019 5:18 AM EST

China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. Beijing promised in September to lift the tariffs, adding to conciliatory steps that raised hopes for a settlement. The government announced then that Chinese importers were...

Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

Dec. 5, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.7% to 26,401.47, while the Nikkei 225 in Japan picked up...

US likely to hit China over human rights despite trade talks

Dec. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members of the Senate said Thursday that they expect to quickly and...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day slightly higher

Dec. 5, 2019 4:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are ending a wobbly day slightly higher on Wall Street as traders wait for more news on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Gains for technology companies and banks outweighed losses in energy and other...

Portugal resists US appeal to bar Huawei from 5G network

Dec. 5, 2019 11:12 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal won’t exclude Chinese companies from supplying technology for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network, senior Portuguese officials told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday. Portugal is the latest European Union country to resist U.S....

Moon calls for Chinese role in denuclearizing North Korea

Dec. 5, 2019 5:34 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear standoff with North Korea is at a “critical crossroads” and called for China to continue serving a “positive role” in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula...

China says US must cut tariffs in trade deal

Dec. 5, 2019 4:42 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Washington must roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if the two sides reach a trade deal, China said Thursday, indicating Beijing is sticking to its position ahead of another possible Dec. 15 duty increase. The two sides are negotiating details of a “Phase 1” agreement...