The Kushner family real estate company is seeking a $250 million loan to pay back Chinese investors in a New Jersey luxury tower but finding some major U.S. banks wary of the controversies around its White House links and the visa program used to attract the investors.
Amid the routine discoveries of drugs hidden in gas tanks or Mexican citizens using falsified documents, officers who screen vehicles entering San Diego from Mexico at the ports of entry lately have been encountering another common sight: Chinese immigrants stuffed into trunks, spare tire compartments or other clandestine chambers.
Beijing's comments came as Taiwan began its annual Han Kuang Exercise on Tuesday. The military drills are aimed at ensuring the island's readiness for an invasion by communist China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R) sued the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China on Tuesday, becoming the first state to seek damages from the nation over its “appalling campaign of deceit, concealment, misfeasance, and inaction” that he says unleashed the coronavirus pandemic.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Thursday downplayed China’s positive signals, saying the only acceptable outcome was an ironclad deal for Beijing to end trade abuses.
He said China’s gestures,...