Economic policy

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He attends an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's economy czar, Liu will visit Washington on Jan. 30-31 for talks aimed at ending a costly tariff war over U.S. complaints about Beijing's technology ambitions. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool, File)
January 17, 2019 - 6:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-31 event was the first sign of a next step by...
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Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, gestures during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies said the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 15, 2019 - 8:05 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Huawei said Tuesday his company would refuse to disclose secrets about its customers and their communication networks, trying to lay to rest concerns the Chinese tech giant might spy for the Communist government. Ren Zhengfei spoke in a rare meeting with...
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In this photo taken on Jan. 4, 2019, women pass by a new year decor outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, China will slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis amid a bruising trade war with the U.S., officials said Tuesday at a briefing on plans for 2019 that were set at an annual meeting in December. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 15, 2019 - 1:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country's worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S. The People's Bank of China is confident it can...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China’s slowdown. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 15, 2019 - 1:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets bounced back from slight early losses on Tuesday after senior economic officials said Beijing will cut taxes and keep monetary policy flexible to help weather China's slowdown. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index, reopening after a market holiday, added 1 percent...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., left, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, and Agriculture Sec. Sonny Purdue, right, on arrival at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, in Kenner, La., Monday Jan. 14, 2019, before traveling to New Orleans to speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 14, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday left a city shut down by a funding dispute with Congress and the year's first snowfall to promote his trade policies and the new farm law at a farm convention in Louisiana. Trump arrived just outside of New Orleans behind schedule because a...
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Members of the media walk across the tarmac to board Air Force One ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday Jan. 14, 2019, en route to New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 14, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Farmers are gathering in New Orleans to hear from President Donald Trump as their businesses feel the effects of his trade policies and the partial government shutdown. Richard Musel of Bennington, Nebraska, a corn...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. B May offered both a promise on workers' rights and a reassuring letter from European Union leaders on Monday as she implored British lawmakers to support her floundering Brexit deal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 14, 2019 - 12:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May made a frantic last push Monday to swing lawmakers' support behind her seemingly doomed Brexit deal, warning that its defeat risked scuttling the U.K.'s departure from the European Union and "betraying the vote of the British people." May claimed to...
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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 - 10:36 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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French riot police take positions in the city center during a yellow vest demonstration in Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The French Interior Ministry says about 32,000 people have turned out in yellow vest demonstrations across France, including 8,000 in Paris, where scuffles broke out between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
January 12, 2019 - 2:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police. Sporadic violence broke out during protests in Paris, Bourges...
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January 11, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the next round of trade negotiations with China will likely occur later this month in Washington. Mnuchin told reporters that Vice Premier Liu He was expected to lead a delegation to Washington "later in the month." The Treasury secretary...
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