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Business Highlights: Walmart's results, Tesla investigation

___ Walmart steers through inflation, boosting profit and sales NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart muscled through rising inflation, surging costs related to COVID-19 sick lea...

China rejects US trade complaint, criticizes Washington

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday rejected a U.S. accusation that Beijing is failing to live up to its market-opening commitments in a new round of complaints as companies wait for the two governments ...

Chinese netizens interpret order to stockpile food as sign war with Taiwan imminent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese cyberspace lit up this week with rumors that war with Taiwan was imminent after a communiqué on Tuesday (Nov. 2) from China’s Ministry of Commerce dir...

China calls for overhaul of farm subsidy rules under WTO

China on Thursday called for the removal of "enormous" farm subsidies in some developed countries as part of Beijing's push for reform of the World Trade Organization. "There are...

China applies to join Pacific trade pact to boost economic clout

Japan said it would have to determine if China meets the "extremely high standards" of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after the world's...

China applies to join Pacific trade pact to boost economic clout

BEIJING (Reuters) -China has filed an application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the commerce ministry said, as the world’s second-big...

China says US measures on Xinjiang threaten global trade

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government rejected U.S. accusations of forced labor in Xinjiang and accused Washington on Thursday of hurting global trade after lawmakers endorsed import curbs and American co...

China says US revoking of China apps ban a 'positive step'

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that a U.S. move to revoke the Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step,” amid...

China creates legal tool to counter foreign sanctions

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing passed a law Thursday that will create the legal framework for China to counter foreign sanctions on its businesses or cit...

Israel-Gaza crisis: China fears instability in Middle East

"You ask me about China's national interest in the Middle East conflict? I say no unrest, no escalation in the region!" said Li Guofu, a Middle East expert at the pro-government Beijing-...

Beijing denies top economic envoy to US faces axe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China denied on Thursday (May 13) that its top economic envoy to Washington will be replaced. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Wednesday (May 12), Beijing ...

Baby bottle craze sweeps Gulf Arab states, sparks backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in baby bottles this month, kicking off a new trend that has elicited excitement, ...

Shares mostly lower in Asia after tech-led drop on Wall St

Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology and health services companies’ shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong ...

China slaps more taxes on Australian wine amid tension

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday slapped more taxes on wine from Australia, stepping up pressure in a bitter diplomatic conflict over the coronavirus, territorial disputes and other irrit...

Business Highlights

___ Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday...