Ben Blanchard

Worries of longer, costlier U.S.-China trade war hits markets

21 May 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harboring "extravagant expectations" for a deal to end their dispute. | Video

WRAPUP 3-U.S., China bicker over "extravagant expectations" on trade deal

20 May 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, May 20 China accused the United States on Monday of harbouring "extravagant expectations" for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China's technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector.

China's tough rhetoric leaves trade talks with U.S. in limbo

18 May 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world's two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. | Video

After Huawei blow, China says U.S. must show sincerity for talks

17 May 2019

BEIJING The United States must show sincerity if it is to hold meaningful trade talks, China said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically raised the stakes with a potentially devastating blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei. | Video

Amid trade war, China's Xi preaches openness, says no civilisation superior

15 May 2019

BEIJING China will only be more open to the world, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, as he denounced as "stupid" those who believe in cultural superiority, in his first public address since trade tension with the United States spiked last week.

China kontert im Zollstreit mit USA - "Rezessionsgefahr steigt"

13 May 2019

Washington/Peking Ungeachtet der Warnungen von Präsident Donald Trump schlägt China im Zollstreit mit den USA zurück.

UPDATE 3-China says will 'never surrender' on trade, Trump warns against retaliation

13 May 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, May 13 U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned Beijing not to retaliate in an escalating trade dispute after China said it "will never surrender to external pressure."

China defiant toward U.S. on trade, Kudlow urges strong enforcement steps

13 May 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitter fruit" that harmed its interests. | Video

Seeking to avert higher tariffs, China dispatches top negotiator to U.S.

08 May 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for two days of trade talks this week, China said on Tuesday, setting up a last-ditch bid for a deal that would avoid a sharp increase in tariffs on Chinese goods ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Exclusive: Images show construction on China's third and largest aircraft carrier - analysts

08 May 2019

HONG KONG/BEIJINGConstruction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is well under way, according to satellite images obtained and analyzed by a U.S. think tank. | Video

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UK's May hangs on after Brexit gambit backfires

Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven over its divorce from the EU.