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U.S., China near deal to roll back some tariffs

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrapped up a quick visit to Beijing on Wednesday where they met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for a working dinner and a formal discussion the following day. Mnuchin tweeted that the meetings were “productive.”

US is said to water down demand that China curb subsidies...

“China continues to shield massive sub-central government subsidies from the scrutiny of WTO members,” the USTR said in a February 2019 report to Congress on China’s WTO compliance.

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It’s Time to Get Loud About Academic Freedom in China

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Historic sale of the L.A. Times to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong to close on Monday

Biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Monday will take control of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, two historic newspapers rooted in Southern California civic life for more than 135 years — that now must adapt for the digital age.

China’s Huawei sues US over ban on using its products

Huawei's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou faces potential extradition from Canada where she was arrested by the US over charges of Iran sanctions violations.

Chinese telecom giant ZTE ‘helped Venezuela develop social credit system’

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Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass says a US-China trade deal can’t be reached

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is doubtful a trade deal between the U.S. and China could be reached and believes the Federal Reserve’s rate cuts are less effective these days.

U.S. spy chief, Texas’ John Ratcliffe, stirs uproar by ending Congress’ briefings on foreign...

Three-term Texas congressman, a Trump loyalist, says the move is meant to keep Democrats from `politicizing intelligence.’

Tax filings reveal Biden cancer charity spent millions on salaries, zero on research

A cancer charity started by Joe Biden gave out no money to research, and spent most of its contributions on staff salaries, federal filings show.

20 charged in California in crackdown on ‘birth tourism’ for expectant mothers from China

Federal authorities have charged 20 people in Southern California in a crackdown on "birth tourism" businesses that help Chinese women travel to the U.S. and give birth to babies who are automatically granted American citizenship.

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent. Kevin...

U.S. politicians warn Silicon Valley about doing business with China

A bipartisan group of senators have held classified briefings with intelligence officials and American businesses to warn them about the dangers China presents.

Justice Department reportedly preparing to charge Chinese hackers for targeting US companies

The Justice Department is preparing to charge a group of hackers with ties to Beijing, The Wall Street Journal reports.