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China, US agree to abandon trade war, will stop increasing tariffs on each other

WASHINGTON (AFP, BLOOMBERG, XINHUA) – China and the United States agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from threatened tariffs, China’s vice-premier Liu He said on Sunday (May 20). 843 more words

Mike Pompeo will lay out ‘comprehensive strategy’ on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to spell out a new “comprehensive strategy” toward Iran on Monday.

The speech in Washington, DC, comes after  241 more words

Alfred Meakin Tea Leaf Ironstone Antique Pitcher Bamboo Body Pre-1897

This Tea Leaf ironstone pitcher was made by the firm of Alfred Meakin (1875-1976) in Tunstall, Staffordshire, England, in the 1880s. Pure white with a copper lustre traditional tea leaf centered on the front and back, the body style is called “Bamboo” and the hand painted trim is copper lustre as well. 165 more words

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No U.S.- China Trade Deal -- "President Trump's negotiating space has been shrinking with all the pressure that has been coming out of [Congress]. He lit a fire with that [ZTE] tweet."

“China has come to trade,” said Larry Kudlow.

By Shawn Donnan in Washington and Tom Mitchell in Beijing

Chinese officials have indicated their willingness to buy more US exports but stopped short of accepting US President Donald Trump’s demand for a $200bn reduction in their bilateral trade surplus, as the two sides failed to agree on relief measures for a Chinese telecommunications company hit by crippling US sanctions. 644 more words

Merkel to Seek China as Free-Trade Ally on Beijing Trip

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll renew efforts to enlist China as an ally on free trade when she visits leaders including President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week. 215 more words

Foreign firms may be invited to join Made in China 2025 scheme, sources say

Beijing could adjust plan to dial down trade tensions with Washington but it won’t budge on goal of becoming a tech superpower, according to sources… 1,152 more words

China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island -- Preparation for "the West Pacific and the battle for the South China Sea".

China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. 220 more words