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China to waive tariffs on some U.S. soybeans, pork in goodwill gesture

06 Dec 2019

BEIJING China on Friday confirmed that it will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States, as the two sides try to thrash out a broader agreement to defuse their protracted trade war.

Trump upbeat on U.S.-China talks as Beijing underscores tariff-cut demands

05 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING U.S.-China trade talks are "moving right along," President Donald Trump said on Thursday, striking an upbeat tone even as Chinese officials held fast to their line that existing tariffs must come off as part of an interim deal to de-escalate the 17-month trade war between the two powers.

China's factory activity surprises with fastest expansion in three years: Caixin PMI

02 Dec 2019

BEIJING China's factory activity showed surprising signs of improvement in November, with growth picking up to a near three-year high, a private sector survey showed on Monday, reinforcing upbeat government data released over the weekend.

China's factory activity unexpectedly returns to growth in November

30 Nov 2019

BEIJING Factory activity in China unexpectedly returned to growth in November for the first time in seven months, as domestic demand picked up on Beijing's accelerated stimulus measures to steady growth.

China's house price growth to hit five-year low in 2020: Reuters poll

25 Nov 2019

BEIJING China's house prices are expected to grow just 3.1% next year, the lowest over a calendar year since 2015, a Reuters poll showed, with tightening policies continuing to cool the market even as some easing is expected to prevent a sharp slowing.

Trump, Xi send positive signals on initial deal to defuse U.S.-China trade war

22 Nov 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The leaders of the United States and China on Friday both underscored their desire to sign an initial trade deal and defuse a 16-month tariff war that has lowered global growth, providing a welcome boost to financial markets. | Video

China to revise 2018 GDP to reflect asset, business growth

20 Nov 2019

BEIJING China will revise its 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) estimate in the next few days to reflect an increase in the number of businesses and assets recorded in the last census, officials said.

China to revise 2018 GDP to reflect asset, business growth

20 Nov 2019

BEIJING China will revise its 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) estimate in the next few days to reflect an increase in the number of businesses and assets recorded in the last census, officials said.

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U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment

U.S. lawmakers will vote Friday on whether to move forward with impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as the Democratic head of the Judiciary Committee shocked Republicans by declining to hold a late-night vote after a hearing that lasted more than 14 hours.