Economy

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Jun 16, 2018

China fires back at Trump tariff hike by increasing duties on US soybeans, electric cars, other goods

US: No sanctions relief before North Korea denuclearizes

Jun 14, 2018

The top U.S. diplomat says North Korea will not get sanctions relief before denuclearization, as he reassures key Asian allies after President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un

American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

Jun 14, 2018

An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors

China warns US trade deals off if tariff hike goes ahead

Jun 14, 2018

China's government has renewed its threat to scrap deals with Washington aimed at defusing a sprawling trade dispute as the White House prepares to release a list of Chinese goods targeted for tariff hikes

China suggests sanctions relief for N. Korea after US summit

Jun 12, 2018

China has suggested that the U.N. Security Council consider suspending or lifting sanctions against North Korea if the country is in compliance with U.N. resolutions and making progress in diplomatic negotiations

China auto sales rise 7.9 percent in May as electrics surge

Jun 12, 2018

China's auto sales rose 7.9 percent in May from a year earlier as purchases of electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles more than doubled to 102,000

Vietnam passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns

Jun 12, 2018

Vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression

Vietnam protesters clash with police over economic zones law

Jun 11, 2018

Vietnamese protesters have clashed with police over a proposed law on special economic zones they fear will be dominated by Chinese investors

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Jun 11, 2018

Asian markets were mixed Monday before President Donald Trump planned to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and after his outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade

Xi extolls free trade at Asia meet as G-7 ends in disarray

Jun 10, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping extolled free trade during the closely orchestrated summit of a Beijing-led bloc Sunday, standing in stark contrast with the G-7 summit that ended in disarray.

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