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China Has a Houston Problem

Chinese flag. Barb wire

BLOOMBERG, JULY 22, 2020 With the pandemic still raging and economies in deep trouble worldwide, the last thing anyone needs is a diplomatic freeze that sees communications dry up entirely. By Rosalind Mathieson for Bloomberg – In the tit-for-tat between the U.S. and China over everything from trade and Hong Kong to technology, there have been plenty of symbolic moves, but also some significant ones. …

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China Trolls U.S. Over Protests After Trump Criticized Hong Kong

White house with lights off

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 1, 2020 Chinese state media plays up scenes of U.S. protests, unrest | Comes after U.S. said it will revoke city’s special status By Iain Marlow for Bloomberg – Chinese officials and state media needled the Trump administration over race-related protests and looting that have engulfed U.S. cities in recent days, after weathering criticism and threats from Washington over Beijing’s own …

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Tit for Tat. China tells state firms to halt purchases of major U.S. farm products

Harvesting soybeans

REUTERS, JUNE 1, 2020 Soybeans, pork, corn and cotton purchases have all been put on hold in response to U.S. reaction to Hong Kong. More cuts possible. BEIJING/SINGAPORE – China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter said, after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment …

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Self-preservation instincts keep China pragmatic on trade despite hostilities

Trump shaking hands with Chinese man. Other people clapping. Flags

BLOOMBERG, MAY 15, 2020 Australia’s example shows that heated rhetoric can’t shake steady economic ties, even in the Covid-19 era. By David Fickling for Bloomberg – Are relations between China and America headed toward an even deeper breach? After years of angry rhetoric on trade and, more recently, dubious claims that Covid-19 emerged in a Chinese laboratory, President Donald Trump is threatening to end bilateral …

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Trump Says China Trade Deal Might Have to Wait for 2020 Election

December 3, 2019 by Reuters By Steve Holland and William Schomberg LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said a trade agreement with China might have to wait until after the U.S. presidential election in November 2020, denting hopes of a resolution soon to a dispute that has weighed on the world economy. “I have no deadline, no,” Trump told reporters …

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