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Yellen says China's trade policies could 'interfere significantly' with US bilateral relationship

Jun. 13, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says Chinese “overconcentrated supply chains” pose a threat to U.S. jobs and recent investments meant to build up the U.S. green energy sector, and the Asian superpower's pursuit of its trade policies "may interfere significantly with our...

Chinese Premier Li and New Zealand’s Luxon hail close ties as they sign trade deals in Wellington

Jun. 13, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang met with New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon on Thursday in Wellington, where the two leaders played up the ability of “good friends” to respectfully disagree — while publicly diverging on little. Li, China’s...

Cars? Pork? Perfume? China has many options if a trade war breaks out with Europe

Jun. 13, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Now that Europe has announced tariffs on China-made electric cars, the continent is bracing to see if the other shoe drops. Will China retaliate with tariffs on European cars, taking aim at Germany's BMW and Mercedes? Would it put tariffs on agricultural products,...

Europe wants affordable electric vehicles from China. But not at the cost of its own auto industry

Jun. 12, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs, or import taxes, on electric vehicles made in China. EVs are the latest flash point in a broader trade dispute over Chinese government subsidies and the Asian nation's burgeoning exports of green technology to the...

US widens sanctions on Russia to discourage countries such as China from doing business with Moscow

Jun. 12, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

The United States widened its sanctions against Russia Wednesday as G7 leaders prepared to gather in Italy for a summit where the top priorities will be boosting support for Ukraine and grinding down Russia’s war machine. Wednesday's package targeted Chinese companies which help...

Hong Kong invokes a new law to cancel passports of 6 overseas-based activists, including Nathan Law

Jun. 12, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government on Wednesday canceled the passports of six overseas-based activists under the new national security law, stepping up its crackdown on dissidents who moved abroad. Among them were former pro-democracy lawmaker Nathan Law, unionist Mung...

The European Union moves to hike tariffs on Chinese electric car imports, escalating trade spat

Jun. 12, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to hike tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, escalating a trade dispute over Beijing's subsidies for the exports that Brussels worries is hurting domestic automakers. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said it would...

Faking an honest woman: Why Russia, China and Big Tech all use faux females to get clicks

Jun. 12, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When disinformation researcher Wen-Ping Liu looked into China's efforts to influence Taiwan's recent election using fake social media accounts, something unusual stood out about the most successful profiles. They were female, or at least that's what they appeared...

Australia anticipates China will lift final obstacle for exports as they ease past 2020 row

Jun. 12, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell on Wednesday predicted the final obstacle for exports to China, Beijing’s ban on live lobster imports, will be lifted soon after Chinese Premier Li Qiang visits the country. The return of lobsters to the Chinese...

Chinese man who sailed into a strategic river mouth in Taiwan was acting on his own, China says

Jun. 12, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government said Wednesday that a Chinese man who sailed a small boat into a strategic river mouth in Taiwan was acting on his own and would be punished after his return to China. Taiwanese authorities have detained the man, who has been identified as a...