At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba’s Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant’s massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The company refused to sign […]

China vows to fight US ‘at any cost’ as trade spat worsens

 WASHINGTON (AP) — China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s surprise move Thursday to instruct the U.S. trade representative to consider the additional tariffs […]

China lists $50B of US goods it might hit with 25 pct tariff

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington. The country’s tax agency gave no date for the 25 percent increase to take effect and said that will depend on what […]