Nobel Peace Prize for Trump at stake with Xi meeting in Hong Kong

The United States and China have become entangled in a number of disputes of late, ranging from trade and development of the global economy to fundamental values and human rights. Five particularly ur...

Taiwan requests new trade talks with US under TIFA framework

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 14) that it has been in communication with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) offic...

US mulls tariffs on additional $4 billion of EU goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is considering tariffs on an additional $4 billion of goods from the European Union over what it considers to be illegal aircraft subsidies. Whether it doe...

USTR, Treasury defend Trump strategy on trade row with China

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Trade Representative and Treasury Department have issued a statement defending Washington's strategy in its trade dispute with Beijing. The statement seen on ...

US targets $300B of Chinese goods for new tariff hikes

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to "fight to the finish" in an escalating trade battle tha...

US issues $300B target list of Chinese goods in trade battle

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. trade officials have issued a $300 billion target list of Chinese imports including laptop computers for more tariff hikes, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing. T...

Taiwan Assurance Act may lay groundwork for Taiwan-US FTA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 7) unanimously backed the “Taiwan Assurance Act of 2019,” which supports Taiwan and urges it to increase its ...

USTR Special 301 Report puts China on 'priority watch list,' excludes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report today listing China on its "priority watch list" for Intellectual Property (IP) v...

Taiwan's ban on American beef, pork a trade barrier: US report

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's restrictions on imports of pork and beef from the United States remain a major barrier to trade between the two sides, according to a recently released U.S. report that hi...

Trump's trade move could deal a political blow to India's Modi

US President Donald Trump has decided to end Washington's preferential trade treatment for India that allows a duty exemption on more than $5 billion (€4.4 billion) worth of its goods coming ...

US-China economic dispute is 'not about trade'

The latest round of trade talks between China and the US concluded in Beijing on Wednesday. Although negotiators expressed optimism and global markets breathed a temporary sigh of relief, there was no...

China rejects US hacking claims before Trump-Xi meeting

BEIJING (AP) — China's government has rejected a U.S. report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. ...

Sieren's China: A spiraling trade war

United States President Donald Trump has made good on his threat. Next week, 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion (€170 billion) worth of Chinese imports are set to come into force. This comes in a...

Delegation from US Trade Representative office visiting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) stated on Thursday, Sept. 13 that a delegation from the United States Trade Representative Office (USTR) was in Taiwan to discuss is...

Mexico-US trade deal unlikely to boost low Mexican wages

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many in the U.S. government, and even some in Mexico, say the new trade agreement between the two countries will help increase the extremely low wages in Mexico's auto industry. ...