China says Trump, Xi strike deal on trade talks

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to a new cease-fire in a year-long trade war between the two nations. That’s according to the Xinhua Chinese state-run news agency. It says the two countries have agreed to reboot stalled trade talks and that the U.S. will hold off […]

Trump, Xi to talk trade as economic titans jockey for edge

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — A trade war between two economic titans will face a critical junction Saturday, when President Donald Trump meets China’s Xi Jinping at a moment when both sides are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long conflict, yet seem unwilling to compromise.The meeting, which will take place on the sidelines of the […]

China’s Xi heads for North Korea for talks with Kim Jong Un

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he’s expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported that Xi was accompanied by his wife, Peng Liyuan, and […]

Premier: China needs ‘strong measures’ to support economy

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top economic official says the country needs “strong measures” to counteract downward pressure on growth but Beijing plans to promote market-oriented reforms instead of relying on more lending and deficit government spending. Premier Li Keqiang, speaking in a nationally televised news conference, said Friday the communist government will cut taxes and […]

China denies Xi comments aimed at settling US dispute

 BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has denied President Xi Jinping’s promises this week to cut import tariffs on cars and open China’s markets wider were aimed at settling a worsening tariff dispute with Washington. State media cited a Commerce Ministry spokesman, Gao Feng, as saying on Thursday that negotiations are impossible under “unilateral coercion” by […]

China’s president offers US possible trade concessions

 BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Tuesday to cut China’s auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors worry could set back the global economic recovery. Speaking at a business conference, Xi made no direct mention of his […]

China applies its own maximum pressure policy on Pyongyang

TOKYO (AP) — As the U.S.-North Korea summit looms, President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy on North Korea may be working — thanks to China. Beijing appears to have gone well beyond U.N. sanctions on its unruly neighbor, reducing its total imports from North Korea in the first two months this year by 78.5 and […]

Trump says Chinese welcome was ‘magnificent’

AP-AS-Trump-The-Latest Nov 08, 2017 10:05PM (GMT 04:05) – 1555 words Eds: Updates with fresh Trump item. Updates photos. With AP Photos. BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump says a military parade China arranged in his honor was magnificent and “the world was watching.”Trump says people from “all parts of the world” have already called him […]

NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology

FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will. South Korean and Japanese officials said the suspected […]

Trump says China pressuring North Korea on missile, nukes

FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump said in a television interview to be aired Sunday that he believes China’s president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programs. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Trump […]