Trade barriers

In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker checks on a soybean food at a processing factory in Xiaotun Township of Dafang County in Bijie, southwest China's Guizhou Province. China's trade growth slowed in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington heated up and global consumer demand weakened. Exports rose 7.1 percent, customs data showed Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 down from the 7.9 percent reported earlier for 2017. Import growth declined to 12.9 percent from the previous year's 15.9 percent. (Luo Dafu/Xinhua via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 11:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion, but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President Donald Trump's tariff hikes started to hurt demand. Exports to the United States in 2018 rose 11.3 percent to $478.4 billion...
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A woman tries out a sweater at a U.S. retailer GAP's flagship store in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Uncertainty over the outcome of China-U.S. trade talks is casting a pall over Asian markets as both sides kept quiet about what lies ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 10, 2019 - 5:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China gave no indication of their next step after wrapping up talks aimed at resolving a tariff fight that threatens to chill global growth. The two sides will "maintain close contact," China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday. But they announced no agreements...
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A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard at the main entrance gate of the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. U.S. and Chinese envoys extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday after President Donald Trump said negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war were "going very well!" (AP Photo/Oliver Zhang)
January 09, 2019 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days of U.S.-Chinese talks aimed at ending a costly tariff battle wrapped up Wednesday in an optimistic atmosphere, with President Donald Trump saying they were "going very well!" A statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative did not characterize the tone of...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2019 - 11:46 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to...
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Deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish who is leading a U.S. trade delegation leaves from a hotel for a second day of meetings with Chinese officials in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Facing a March deadline, talks aimed at ending a trade war between China and the U.S. are underway, with the world's two biggest economies expressing optimism over the potential for progress but neither indicating its stance has changed. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 08, 2019 - 6:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Talks between the U.S. and China on ending their tariff war were ending their second day Tuesday without word on whether they've made any progress, as an official newspaper warned not to push Beijing too hard. China is strong and has its own needs, said the Global Times, published by...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data lifted indexes on Wall Street. All eyes are on trade talks in Beijing, where American and Chinese officials are trying to resolve a trade dispute that has dampened the outlook of businesses and the global economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 07, 2019 - 8:39 am
LONDON (AP) — European markets retreated Monday as the focus turned to trade issues, with U.S. and Chinese officials discussing the tariffs dispute that has raised concerns about global growth. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.6 percent at 10,706 while the FTSE 100 index of...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, photo, a woman and children play near an art installation at a shopping mall in Beijing. A U.S. delegation led by deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish arrived in the Chinese capital ahead of trade talks with China. China sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 07, 2019 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and American officials began talks Monday aimed at ending a bruising tariffs battle between the world's two biggest economies, as Beijing complained over the sighting of a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters. It was unclear if the ruckus over the warship might...
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U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert B. Kaplan arrives as part of a trade delegation at a hotel in Beijing, China, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. The U.S. delegation led by deputy U.S. trade representative, Jeffrey D. Gerrish arrived in the Chinese capital ahead of trade talks with China,(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 06, 2019 - 7:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing's...
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January 06, 2019 - 7:51 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several African countries with some of the world's largest elephant populations will push this year for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while another group of countries on the continent says more restrictions are the best way to curb the illegal killing of elephants for...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, soybeans are offloaded from a combine during the harvest in Brownsburg, Ind. China’s government says American envoys will visit Beijing on Monday for talks over a tariff fight that threatens to hobble global economic growth. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
January 04, 2019 - 12:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — American officials are due in Beijing Monday for talks aimed at easing the U.S.-China trade battle that threatens to hobble global economic growth. The talks are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive in Canada on U.S. charges related to possible...
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