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China to grant tariff exemptions on 696 U.S. goods to support purchases

8:09am GMT

BEIJING China will grant exemptions on retaliatory duties imposed against 696 U.S. goods, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered so far, as Beijing seeks to fulfil commitments made in its interim trade deal with the United States.

Americans disembark from virus-hit cruise; China says new cases slow

17 Feb 2020

SHANGHAI/BEIJING American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working. | Video

Interest in private jets surges as coronavirus keeps airlines away from China

13 Feb 2020

MONTREAL/BEIJING/SINGAPORE A drop in airline flights from China and Hong Kong due to the coronavirus is increasing demand for private jets as wealthy passengers try to get out, executives say, but travel bans and nervous crew have kept that from translating to more business.

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites, but ends 2019 on better note

17 Jan 2020

BEIJING China's economic growth cooled to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States, and more stimulus is expected this year as Beijing tries to boost sluggish investment and demand. | Video

China’s bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus falters

10 Jan 2020

BEIJING/PARIS Development of China’s C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going slower than expected, a dozen people familiar with the programme told Reuters, as the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation (COMAC) struggles with a range of technical issues that have severely restricted test flights.

RPT-INSIGHT-China’s bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus falters

10 Jan 2020

BEIJING/PARIS, Jan 10 Development of China’s C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going slower than expected, a dozen people familiar with the programme told Reuters, as the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation (COMAC) struggles with a range of technical issues that have severely restricted test flights.

China's factory activity grows as easing trade spat revives demand

31 Dec 2019

BEIJING Manufacturing activity in China expanded for a second straight month in December as seasonal demand and signs of progress in trade talks with Washington boosted factories' output and order books.

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