Rappler's latest stories on trade wars
U.S.-China trade deal 'impacted' by coronavirus
Chinese official Zhu Guangyao acknowledges that the current status of the US-China relationship is 'very unsatisfactory,' but 'both sides should work together'
Fitch Ratings enters China's credit market
The People's Bank of China says Fitch Bohua will be able to conduct ratings in China's interbank bond market, marking a further step in opening the industry
China exempts more U.S. goods from tariffs as virus hits economy
The list of goods includes medical disinfectant, rare-earth metal ores, and some silicon wafers used in the electronics industry
China, U.S. commit to implement trade deal despite virus row
After trading barbs over the origin of the coronavirus, the United States and China agree 'good progress' is being made on their phase one trade deal
Global stocks mostly drop as Trump revives trade war fears
Investors are rattled as the Trump administration steps up its criticism of China over the coronavirus
U.S.-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy
Concerns are mounting that conditions of the initial deal between the United States and China cannot be met as the coronavirus threatens the world economy
Benefits of China trade truce 'limited' – U.S. Fed officials
United States Federal Reserve officials note the 'phase one' trade deal with China 'would still leave a large portion of the tariffs in place'
Despite trade wars, Trump says U.S. 'open for business'
'We don't want to make it impossible to do business with us,' says United States President Donald Trump, even as he has launched disputes with trading partners
China to waive tariffs on U.S. medical imports amid virus outbreak
Products that will qualify for the exemptions include patient monitors, blood transfusion equipment, and instruments to measure blood pressure
China to halve tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports
Levies of 5% and 10% on more than 1,700 items will be cut 'to alleviate economic and trade friction'
U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal to be signed January 15
US President Donald Trump says he would then travel to Beijing to continue negotiations 'at a later date'
China suspends planned tariffs on U.S. goods
China puts on hold the addition of 10% and 5% tariffs on some American imports, following a 'phase one' trade deal with the United States
China coy on 'BIG' trade deal announced by Trump
Reports Washington and Beijing had struck a bargain at last send US stocks sailing to their first record closes of December
China to exempt 'some' U.S. soybean, pork from tariffs
The olive branch comes as the two sides edge towards a mini agreement Washington says includes a Chinese promise to increase the purchase of US farm products
Trump signs law supporting Hong Kong protesters
The US president at first seemed reluctant to sign the bill, but with almost unanimous US congressional support for the measure, he has little political room to maneuver
U.S. authorizes 'several' firms to sell to Huawei amid sanctions
The US Commerce Department grants 'narrow licenses to authorize limited and specific activities which do not pose a significant risk to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States'
U.S. extends license for businesses to work with Huawei by 90 days
(UPDATED) Huawei says the extension does nothing to alter the company's view that Washington has treated it unfairly, and continues to call for its removal from a foreign technology blacklist
Trump hails economic boom, says China trade deal is 'close'
'A deal could happen soon,' United States President Donald Trump tells business leaders, while also saying tariffs would be jacked up if no deal is reached with China
China says it agreed with U.S. to remove tariffs if trade deal progresses
If confirmed by the US, the comments could be the latest positive signal in efforts by negotiators to formalize a partial trade deal – although details remain sparse
U.S. trade deficit takes biggest tumble in 8 months
The United States trade gap falls 4.7% to $52.5 billion in September 2019
Huawei pushes 5G in Southeast Asia, brushing off 'tech war' with U.S.
Thailand and the Philippines have shrugged off cybersecurity warnings in a rush to exploit the ultra-fast 5G network promised by China's biggest smartphone maker, while Vietnam has edged away from Huawei
Japan beer exports to South Korea down 99.9% over boycott
Just $5,400 worth of Japanese beer is shipped to South Korea in September 2019, compared to $7.2 million worth in the same month last year
U.S. 'close to finalizing' parts of trade deal with China – USTR
USTR announces that the two countries have spoken about 'Phase One of the US-China trade agreement'
China's growth slows to 6% in third quarter, weakest in 27 years
With China a key driver of global growth, the soft reading adds to concerns about the world economy and prompts speculation that authorities will unveil fresh stimulus following a series of other measures in recent months
Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but U.S. farmers want details
American farmers aren't celebrating just yet, as they seek concrete information on the United States' tentative trade deal with China
China imports, exports down in September 2019 as growth cools
China's imports dive 8.5% while exports drop 3.2% in September 2019, amid its trade war with the United States
Partial U.S.-China trade deal only 'baby step' as thorny issues remain
Analysts say the initial trade agreement between the United States and China will take weeks to finalize and the details remain unclear
U.S., China resume trade talks amid uncertainty
The atmosphere surrounding the talks is acrimonious and shifting rapidly, with one news report overnight saying Chinese officials could cut short their visit
U.S. curbs China officials' visas, demands end to Uighur 'repression'
(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweets: 'China must end its draconian surveillance and repression, release all those arbitrarily detained and cease its coercion of Chinese Muslims abroad'
China buys 'considerable' amount of U.S. pork, soybeans
As the US-China trade war drags on, a Chinese commerce ministry spokesman says he hopes the two sides could 'create beneficial conditions for cooperation'
China to exempt U.S. pork and soybeans from added tariffs – state media
The announcement is the latest in a series of appeasement measures between the world's two biggest economies
China removes several U.S. products from tariffs list
(UPDATED) This marks the first time China has announced products to be excluded from tariffs, as its trade war with the United States continues
South Korea to file WTO complaint over Japan's export curbs
South Korea accuses Japan of violating World Trade Organization principles
Getting out: Tariffs push some U.S. manufacturers to exit China
A phone accessories manufacturer, for instance, sets up in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam due to the United States-China trade war
U.S., China to resume trade talks in Washington in October
(UPDATED) The news will be seen as a sign of optimism in a trade war that has weighed on the global economy and stock markets while also shaking diplomatic relations between the two powers
Rising U.S. exports shrink trade deficit; China imports fall
The United States trade gap narrows by 2.7% to $54 billion in July 2019, the largest drop in 5 months
Trump hardens tone on China as trade war rattles economy
US President Donald Trump claims Chinese negotiators may be holding out for a better deal in hopes he will be voted out in the 2020 presidential elections
China lodges WTO trade complaint against U.S.
'These American tariffs seriously violate the consensus reached by the leaders of our two countries in Osaka,' Beijing's commerce ministry says, referring to trade discussions in the Japanese city in June
Trump moving ahead with new tariffs on Chinese products
More than $250 billion worth of China's $540 billion in exports to the US are already subject to tariffs
China hints it may not retaliate for latest U.S. tariff hike
'We believe that the issue that should really be discussed is canceling further tariffs on $550 billion of Chinese goods, and preventing the trade war from continuing to escalate,' says China's Gao Feng
Signs of hope as Trump says U.S.-China trade talks back on
(UPDATED) 'China called last night...said let's get back to the table. So we'll be getting back to the table,' says President Donald Trump, adding that 'they want to make a deal'
Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, trade
(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump and his fellow G7 leaders will meet in France as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and trade tensions heat up
U.S.-China trade war deteriorates, as Trump lashes out at Beijing
China retaliates and takes action against $75 billion in American goods, while the United States fires back again by increasing tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese products
China to impose new tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports
(UPDATED) Beijing says it will also reimpose a 25% tariff on US autos and a 5% tariff on auto parts starting December 15
Trump appears linking China trade deal to Hong Kong demos
A tweet by the US president appears to link a trade deal with Beijing to the resolution of a standoff with Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters
South Korea tightens export controls on Japan in trade row
South Korea creates a new category for countries that have signed the world's top 4 export control agreements but 'violate international norms.' It places Japan alone in that category.
Trump says U.S. 'not ready' to make trade deal with China
'We'll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September,' says President Donald Trump
U.S. formalizes ban on govt contracts to China's Huawei, others
The new rules are part of a sweeping effort by President Donald Trump's administration to restrict Huawei, which officials claim is linked to Chinese intelligence
Trump defends China trade policy
US President Donald Trump says other countries are clamoring to reach trade deals with the US following the tariffs imposed on China
China vows to strike back at U.S. tariffs threat
'Slapping on tariffs is definitely not a constructive way to resolve economic and trade frictions, it's not the correct way,' says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi