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China To Lift Punitive Tariffs On U.S. Soybeans, Pork

China To Lift Punitive Tariffs On U.S. Soybeans, Pork

President Donald Trump also delayed a planned tariff hike on Chinese imports this week in a conciliatory gesture. BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend

China Drops Some U.S. Pork and Soybean Tariffs as Trade Tensions Ease

China Drops Some U.S. Pork and Soybean Tariffs as Trade Tensions Ease

BEIJING — China will exempt some American soybeans, pork and other agricultural products from additional tariffs, state media reported on Friday, in the latest move by Beijing to ease trade tensions with the United States. China Central Television, the nation’s official broadcaster, did not disclose details. But in a brief report issued late Friday

Tariff delay ‘gesture of goodwill’ from Trump to China

Tariff delay ‘gesture of goodwill’ from Trump to China

US president Donald Trump claims his decision to hold off on introducing more tariffs on Chinese good is a gesture of goodwill, as pundits hope the rate freeze may signal the end of the US-China trade war. An increase in existing tariffs on more than $360 billion of Chinese goods was scheduled to come into effect on October 1 but has now been pushed

Trump favors 'whole deal' with China, two sides prepare for trade talks

Trump favors 'whole deal' with China, two sides prepare for trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he preferred a comprehensive trade deal with China but did not rule out the possibility of an interim pact, even as he said an “easy” agreement would not be possible. “I’d rather get the whole deal done,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I see a lot of analysts are saying an interim

Trump Says Willing to Consider Interim Trade Deal With China

Trump Says Willing to Consider Interim Trade Deal With China

"I see a lot of analysts are saying an interim deal, meaning we’ll do pieces of it," Trump told reporters on Thursday evening. "It’s something we would consider, I guess, but we’re doing very well." However, Trump said he would rather get the whole China trade deal done . Trump spoke to reporters before departing Washington to attend a Republican lawmakers’

Trade Talks Looming, U.S. and China Lower Their Guard, a Little

Trade Talks Looming, U.S. and China Lower Their Guard, a Little

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that China would resume purchases of American farm goods and Beijing confirmed that Chinese companies were making inquiries about buying agricultural products, the latest sign that both sides are trying to ease tensions that have pushed the bilateral relationship to its rockiest point in decades. The president’s

Washington, Beijing lay ground for trade deal talks; China buys U.S. soybeans

Washington, Beijing lay ground for trade deal talks; China buys U.S. soybeans

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday welcomed China’s renewed purchases of U.S. farm goods while maintaining the threat of U.S. tariff hikes as the world’s two largest economies prepared the ground for talks aimed at breaking the logjam in their trade war. Lower-level U.S. and Chinese officials are expected to meet within days

Ahead of renewed talks, Washington, Beijing prepare ground for trade deal

Ahead of renewed talks, Washington, Beijing prepare ground for trade deal

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday welcomed China’s promise to buy agricultural goods while maintaining the threat of U.S. tariff hikes as the world’s two largest economies sought to prepare the ground for upcoming in-person talks. Lower-level U.S. and Chinese officials are expected to meet within days in Washington ahead