Global trade

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo, a container is loaded onto a cargo ship at the Tianjin port in China. The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. The U.S. is supporting the European Union in a dispute over China’s status at the WTO. The United States and EU contend that the Chinese government continues to interfere so heavily in the country’s commerce that China remains a “non-market’’ economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
November 30, 2017 - 12:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing. The U.S. is supporting the European Union in a dispute over China's status at the WTO, which rules on trade disputes. The...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, photo, workers work at an outdoor food street in Beijing, China. After a brief truce with China to cooperate over North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump visits Beijing this week amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market access, technology policy and other sore points. The strains between the world’s two biggest economies are fueling anxiety among global companies and advocates of free trade that they could retreat into protectionism, dragging down growth. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 08, 2017 - 2:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — After a brief truce with China to cooperate on North Korea, President Donald Trump arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid mounting U.S. trade complaints, with limited prospects for progress on market access, technology policy and other sore points. The strains between the world's two...
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October 18, 2017 - 10:27 am
GENEVA (AP) — Israel, China and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on U.S. authorities to "maximize" use of American-made goods, products and materials in government...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, listens as his daughter, Ivanka Trump, speaks at a workforce development roundtable at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis. It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. Since she took on her White House role at the end of March, 90 percent of the shipments of her merchandise do not include public disclosure of the companies that sent the goods to the U.S., data shows. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:02 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump's merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. Bannon says there’s no military solution to North Korea’s threats and says the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 18, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status — but his call for an "economic war" puts him far outside the mainstream. In an interview reflecting on some of his big-thinking...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 photo, a worker watches as shipping containers are loaded onto a ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China's government says it will respond to a possible trade probe ordered by President Donald Trump with "all appropriate measures" to protect Chinese interests. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 15, 2017 - 4:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests. Trade groups for technology companies welcomed Trump's order...
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August 15, 2017 - 1:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests. Trade groups for technology companies welcomed Trump's order...
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August 15, 2017 - 12:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests. Trade groups for technology companies welcomed Trump's order...
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In this Sunday, July 30, 2017 photo released by Bahrain News Agency, from left to right, Foreign Ministers of UAE Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Egypt's Sameh Shoukry, Bahrain's Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa and Saudi's Adel al-Jubeir, pose for a photo during their meeting in Manama, Bahrain. Four Arab states that cut ties with Qatar met Sunday to discuss the diplomatic crisis, insisting on compliance with a list of sweeping demands while refraining for now from imposing more punitive measures against the Gulf state. (Bahrain News Agency via AP)
August 01, 2017 - 2:29 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against three of the four Arab countries that are isolating it, opening up a possible new path for negotiations with its opponents. The Gulf nation said late Monday it had filed the grievance with the...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2008 file photo, a sales person at Jusco Supermarket arranges U.S. Beef products in Tokyo. Japan is slapping emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen U.S. beef after shipments surged. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, July 28, 2017, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to the U.S. side.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 3:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — In unwelcome news for American farmers, Japan said Friday that it was imposing emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen beef, mainly from the U.S. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to the U.S. side. "The...
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