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World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

07 Aug 2019

World's richest lose $117bn in one day; Ambani $2.45bn poorer

The richest 500 people in the world lost $117 billion (Rs. 8,28,418 crore) in a single day market crash on Monday.

US: President Trump declares national emergency citing 'foreign telecom threats'

16 May 2019

US: President Trump declares national emergency citing 'foreign telecom threats'

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to declare a national emergency to "protect" the country's information and communications technology infrastructure and services from "foreign adversaries" who are "actively exploring vulnerabilities".

Criticized over its trade-practices, China lowers tariffs on consumer goods

08 Apr 2019

Criticized over its trade-practices, China lowers tariffs on consumer goods

China today announced it will lower tariffs on some consumer goods ranging from computers to furniture and bicycles as Beijing faces worldwide scrutiny over its trade practices.

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

05 Apr 2019

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that the United States and China could wrap up trade talks within four weeks after making quick progress on the potentially "epic" deal.

US-China trade negotiations could extend March 1 deadline: Trump

16 Feb 2019

US-China trade negotiations could extend March 1 deadline: Trump

Asserting that the trade negotiations with China were going "extremely well", US President Donald Trump yesterday said he would soon be meeting his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and indicated the possibility of extending the trade deal deadline with Beijing beyond March 1.

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

11 Feb 2019

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

US negotiators were in Beijing today for another round of talks on a trade deal with the clock ticking towards a March 1 deadline set by US President Donald Trump.

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

06 Feb 2019

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.

US lawmakers reintroduce legislation enforcing fair trade with China

23 Jan 2019

US lawmakers reintroduce legislation enforcing fair trade with China

Two US lawmakers today reintroduced a legislation in the House of Representatives to safeguard American assets from Chinese influence and possession, as well as protect American businesses from China's tools of economic aggression.

China's trade-surplus with US widened last year. Is US angry?

14 Jan 2019

China's trade-surplus with US widened last year. Is US angry?

China's trade surplus with US widened last year, data showed today, while the country's imports and exports fell in December as the long-running trade war begins to bite in the world's number two economy.

Chinese media condemns Huawei executive's arrest by the US

07 Dec 2018

Chinese media condemns Huawei executive's arrest by the US

Chinese state-run media today condemned the arrest of a top executive of telecom giant Huawei in Canada on a US extradition request as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain China's high-tech ambitions.

China wants to make a deal very badly, claims Trump

22 Nov 2018

China wants to make a deal very badly, claims Trump

China "very badly" wants to have a trade deal with the United States, President Donald Trump has said ahead of a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Argentina on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

18 Oct 2018

US's Jim Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

In the wake of escalating tensions between the US and China, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, today in Singapore.

US concerned with continued militarization of South China Sea: Mattis

16 Oct 2018

US concerned with continued militarization of South China Sea: Mattis

The US remains highly concerned with China's continued militarization in the disputed South China Sea, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters yesterday traveling with him to Vietnam.

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

08 Oct 2018

US, China to hold talks to reduce trade, military tensions

China and the US are set to hold high-level talks in Beijing, China to reduce the spiraling trade and military tensions between the world's two largest economies.

Pompeo eyes progress over next Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

07 Oct 2018

Pompeo eyes progress over next Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate the second summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will also feature a meeting with the North Korean leader.

Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon

06 Oct 2018

Aggressive Chinese industrial policy impacting American defense industry: Pentagon

The aggressive Chinese industrial policies have adversely impacted some of the critical American capabilities and its defense manufacturing base, the Pentagon said in a report yesterday.

Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS

02 Oct 2018

Chinese destroyer comes extremely close to US warship in SCS

A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer, forcing it to change course, in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea.

Trump threatens new tariffs on China, says no trade deal

02 Oct 2018

Trump threatens new tariffs on China, says no trade deal

US President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to impose new tariffs on an additional $267bn worth of imports from China, asserting there will be no deal with Beijing unless it changes its unfair trade practices.

Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China

26 Sep 2018

Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China

China said it's impossible to hold trade talks with the US while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

China rebuilt itself with money drained out of US: Trump

19 Sep 2018

China rebuilt itself with money drained out of US: Trump

China rebuilt itself with the "tremendous amount" of money pouring out of the United States, President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday, amid the ongoing trade war between the two nations.

Rupee breaches 72-mark again, down by 81 paise against USD

17 Sep 2018

Rupee breaches 72-mark again, down by 81 paise against USD

The rupee depreciated 81p to 72.65 against the USD in early trade today at the forex market, despite the government's steps to stem a steep fall in the currency.

Trump ready to impose new tariffs on $200bn-worth Chinese goods

16 Sep 2018

Trump ready to impose new tariffs on $200bn-worth Chinese goods

President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

China promises to hit back if Trump imposes new tariffs

11 Sep 2018

China promises to hit back if Trump imposes new tariffs

China on Monday promised retaliation if US President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties.

Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China

08 Sep 2018

Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China

US President Donald Trump yesterday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a "developing nation", to grow faster than anybody.

US-Congress crushes effort to ban China's ZTE; victory for Trump

22 Jul 2018

US-Congress crushes effort to ban China's ZTE; victory for Trump

US Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom-giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save the company accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes.

Trade war: US announces 10% duty on additional $200bn Chinese-goods

11 Jul 2018

Trade war: US announces 10% duty on additional $200bn Chinese-goods

The US today announced beginning the process of imposing tariffs of 10% on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports, intensifying the trade war between world's two largest economies.

Tit-for-tat tariffs will destroy Sino-US trade, impact global economy: China

11 Jul 2018

Tit-for-tat tariffs will destroy Sino-US trade, impact global economy: China

China today said tit-for-tat tariffs will "destroy" trade between the world's top two economies, after Washington fired the next shot in a ballooning trade war, readying fresh levies on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

All smiles as "veteran cadres" Obama and Xi reunite

01 Dec 2017

All smiles as "veteran cadres" Obama and Xi reunite

Former US President Barack Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, weeks serving American President Donald Trump's maiden state visit to China.

Trump softens stance on China during visit to Beijing

10 Nov 2017

Trump softens stance on China during visit to Beijing

US President Donald Trump lavished praise on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing.

Xi Jinping rolls out red carpet for Trump's "state visit-plus"

09 Nov 2017

Xi Jinping rolls out red carpet for Trump's "state visit-plus"

President Xi Jinping has rolled out the red carpet for Donald Trump at Beijing's Forbidden City in what's being billed as the US president's "state visit-plus."

Trump to discuss China's 'predatory' trade practices during visit

24 Oct 2017

Trump to discuss China's 'predatory' trade practices during visit

A White House official said President Donald Trump will tell China to "cease predatory trade" practices during his maiden presidential visit to Beijing.

US stops sale of American chip manufacturer to China-backed group

14 Sep 2017

US stops sale of American chip manufacturer to China-backed group

The US has stopped the sale of an American company to a Chinese-backed firm citing security concerns.

Amid North Korea crisis, Trump orders trade probe against China

15 Aug 2017

Amid North Korea crisis, Trump orders trade probe against China

Amid the North Korea crisis, US President Donald Trump ordered a probe into China's unfair trade practices.

Clash in the skies: Chinese jets intercept US fighter aircraft

25 Jul 2017

Clash in the skies: Chinese jets intercept US fighter aircraft

In an instance of power clash in the skies over the East China sea, two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American surveillance aircraft.

#SikkimStandoff: China's hope for US support dims over trade disagreement

22 Jul 2017

#SikkimStandoff: China's hope for US support dims over trade disagreement

The annual US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Washington ended in a deadlock after American negotiators demanded an end to the burgeoning trade deficit created by Chinese exporters.

China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island

03 Jul 2017

China fumes as US sends warship close to disputed island

USS Stethem, a US Navy guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island, a disputed island in the South China Sea.

Trump says China tried but failed to pressurize North Korea

22 Jun 2017

Trump says China tried but failed to pressurize North Korea

US President Donald Trump said China's efforts to pressurize North Korea into slowing down its nuclear weapons program have failed.

China making preliminary preparations for manned lunar mission

08 Jun 2017

China making preliminary preparations for manned lunar mission

According to a senior Chinese space official, the Asian superpower is making "preliminary" preparations for sending a man to the moon.

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

25 May 2017

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

In the first provocative action since Donald Trump took office, a US warship sailed 12 nautical miles away from an artificial island that China constructed on a disputed part of the South China Sea.

US to revive Asian infra projects to counter China

24 May 2017

US to revive Asian infra projects to counter China

The Trump administration has revived 2 infrastructure projects in Asia, providing brief details in their maiden annual budget.