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Signs of progress in China-US trade talks, but gaps remain big

LAST YEAR, when American officials visited Beijing for trade negotiations, they spent more time fighting among themselves than against China. They could not agree on who should lead the talks or what their goal should be. Seeing such amateurism, their Chinese interlocutors reckoned that they had little to worry about. …

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US, China Fire First Shots of Trade War With $34B in Tariffs

The United States and China launched what Beijing called the “biggest trade war in economic history” Friday, imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods amid a spiraling dispute over technology. The Trump administration is confronting China over development tactics it says include stealing technology or pressuring foreign …

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White House inches closer to decision on auto tariffs

The Commerce Department on Sunday formally gave the White House the results of its investigation into whether tariffs are needed to protect the domestic auto and auto parts industries. The administration gave no hint as to the report’s contents. Business groups and U.S. trade partners have long feared that the …

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U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before it is unveiled, the agency confirmed. Late on Sunday, a department spokeswoman said …

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