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USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China had then issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)

Malabar exercise that upsets China is a tectonic shift in power balance | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:14 AM IST
India has already asked its navy to start prepping to counter the China’s navy and change its orientation from diplomacy to deployment
President Donald Trump’s term has, however, had a notable impact on American attitudes toward China.(AP file photo)
President Donald Trump’s term has, however, had a notable impact on American attitudes toward China.(AP file photo)

US Elections 2020: Did Trump manage to overhaul economic relationship with China?

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:11 PM IST
In 2016, Donald Trump ran for office pledging to rewrite the US economic relationship with China, which he blamed for hollowing out America’s manufacturing base and impoverishing its workers.`
Donald Trump has pulled America from a sprawling Asia-Pacific commercial deal and climate agreements, imposed billions of dollars of tariffs on Chinese goods, and withdrawn the US from the World Health Organization at the height of a global pandemic.(AP)
Donald Trump has pulled America from a sprawling Asia-Pacific commercial deal and climate agreements, imposed billions of dollars of tariffs on Chinese goods, and withdrawn the US from the World Health Organization at the height of a global pandemic.(AP)

Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Relations are as icy as at any time since formal ties were established four decades ago, with China warning it does not want to be drawn into a new “Cold War” with the United States.
Ties between the US and China have dipped in recent years — from geopolitical tensions to the trade war to, more recently, President Donald Trump terming the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as the “China Virus”(AP)
Ties between the US and China have dipped in recent years — from geopolitical tensions to the trade war to, more recently, President Donald Trump terming the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as the “China Virus”(AP)

China’s decision to expel US journalists is wrong | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 07:15 AM IST
At a time when the free flow of information is critical, geopolitical rifts are deepening
China will cut punitive tariffs on USD 75 billion in US imports by half starting February 14.(AP File Photo)
China will cut punitive tariffs on USD 75 billion in US imports by half starting February 14.(AP File Photo)

China to cut tariffs on $75 billion in US imports: Official

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 10:51 AM IST
The reduction in tariffs will apply to tariffs of five per cent and 10 per cent that were imposed on more than 1,600 items in September, according to the State Council Tariff Commission.
Trader Gaspare Urso works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.(Photo: AP)
Trader Gaspare Urso works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.(Photo: AP)

Global markets come down with coronavirus

Livemint, Mumbai/Hong Kong/Washington | By Nasrin Sultana
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Investors around the world rushed to dump equities and flocked to safer havens, fearing that the coronavirus could slow down global growth.
China will release its fourth-quarter and 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) data on Friday.(Bloomberg File Photo)
China will release its fourth-quarter and 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) data on Friday.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Amid trade war with US, China GDP grew 6.1% in 2019, slowest in three decades

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 07:59 AM IST
China’s GDP figure matches an AFP analyst forecast and is within Beijing’s official target of 6.0-6.5 per cent. But last year’s growth was down from 6.6 per cent in 2018.
The strength of the US-China agreement can be best judged by the fact that neither side will change a single law or regulation. Instead, there is a series of ad hoc decisions to lower some tariffs, buy a few things and water down punitive rules on both sides(AFP)
The strength of the US-China agreement can be best judged by the fact that neither side will change a single law or regulation. Instead, there is a series of ad hoc decisions to lower some tariffs, buy a few things and water down punitive rules on both sides(AFP)

The limits of the US-China deal | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 08:02 PM IST
There has been no fundamental shift. The trade war will resume
The deal will put a pause on trade war between the US and China.(Reuters Photo)
The deal will put a pause on trade war between the US and China.(Reuters Photo)

Trump to sign ‘monster’ deal with China to pause trade war

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Indian trade negotiators will be watching the signing closely and will study the agreement carefully as they wrap up their own trade talks with American negotiators.
The US will sign the first phase of a pending trade deal with China probably on January 15, President Donald Trump said on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)
The US will sign the first phase of a pending trade deal with China probably on January 15, President Donald Trump said on Thursday.(Reuters File Photo)

US likely to sign trade deal with China on January 15: Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 02:32 AM IST
The US had postponed planned tariff hikes following the announcement of the deal’s “Phase One” in October. However, earlier punitive duties imposed by China and the US on billions of dollars of each other’s goods stayed in place, affecting global trade.
The Federal Reserve has already averted a squeeze in lending markets as banks took only a small portion of its d $150 billion in year-end funding, leaving repo rates at the lowest since March 2018.(PTI File Photo)
The Federal Reserve has already averted a squeeze in lending markets as banks took only a small portion of its d $150 billion in year-end funding, leaving repo rates at the lowest since March 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Dollar starts new year with a hangover as others find cheer

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 07:28 AM IST
The dollar had benefited from US economic outperformance for much of 2019, but an easing in Sino-US trade concerns has boosted optimism that this year could favour other major nations.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping(AP file photo)
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping(AP file photo)

Breakthrough in US-China trade war

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 02:06 AM IST
US President Donald Trump’s “America first” policy was the precursor to the trade war, which led to both sides imposing tariffs worth hundreds of billions of dollars on each other’s exports.
Donald Trump confident of China trade deal.(Reuters)
Donald Trump confident of China trade deal.(Reuters)

Trump says trade deal with China to be signed ‘very shortly’

West Palm Beach | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 01:44 AM IST
The Phase One deal was announced earlier this month as part of a bid to end the months-long tit-for-tat trade war between the world’s two largest economies, which has roiled markets and hit global growth.
First announced by Trump on Oct. 11, the interim deal with China offers a short-term political victory for the president and will allow him to claim that his tariffs have paid dividends, at the risk of being accused of postponing tougher issues like China’s industrial subsidies.(REUTERS)
First announced by Trump on Oct. 11, the interim deal with China offers a short-term political victory for the president and will allow him to claim that his tariffs have paid dividends, at the risk of being accused of postponing tougher issues like China’s industrial subsidies.(REUTERS)

China says deal agreed, U.S. to roll back tariffs in stages

Bloomberg, Washington/Beijing | By Jeffrey Black
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 09:21 PM IST
The comments are China’s first response to a deal signed off by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that would halt higher tariffs planned for Dec. 15 and represent the first phase in defusing the trade war that’s shaken the global economy.
While the US and China have contributed most to the delegitimitising of institutions like the WTO, India’s record has been mixed too, especially with the re-emergence of a certain protectionist mindset(AFP)
While the US and China have contributed most to the delegitimitising of institutions like the WTO, India’s record has been mixed too, especially with the re-emergence of a certain protectionist mindset(AFP)

The global trading regime takes another knock

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 06:28 PM IST
The collapse of WTO’s appellate tribunal is a reflection of the larger crisis in trade
At the heart of matter is Beijing’s promise to allow Hong Kong a “high degree of autonomy” for 50 years when it regained sovereignty over the city in 1997, a pledge that has formed the basis of the territory’s special status under US law. Protesters say freedoms have been steadily eroded.(Reuters image)
At the heart of matter is Beijing’s promise to allow Hong Kong a “high degree of autonomy” for 50 years when it regained sovereignty over the city in 1997, a pledge that has formed the basis of the territory’s special status under US law. Protesters say freedoms have been steadily eroded.(Reuters image)

Donald Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:17 AM IST
The legislation requires the State Department to certify, at least annually, that Hong Kong retains enough autonomy to justify favourable US trading terms that have helped it maintain its position as a world financial centre.
Government’s proposal includes incentives for plug-in and hybrid vehicles, fuel efficiency and carbon taxation.(AP Photo)
Government’s proposal includes incentives for plug-in and hybrid vehicles, fuel efficiency and carbon taxation.(AP Photo)

Govt plans to offer incentives to 324 companies including Tesla and Glaxo: Report

Bloomberg | By Shruti Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 12:43 AM IST
Under the plan, the government will create a land bank for ready-to-move-in industrial clusters, offer investment and location-based incentives and rationalize anti-dumping duties.
China's President Xi Jinping, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, second from left, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second from right, and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa leave after a meeting during the BRICS emerging economies, Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.(AP)
China's President Xi Jinping, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, second from left, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, center, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second from right, and South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa leave after a meeting during the BRICS emerging economies, Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.(AP)

BRICS hit out at protectionist, unilateral measures in swipe at US tariffs

Brasilia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 09:06 AM IST
The United States is locked in a protracted trade war with BRICS titan China, while it also has sanctions on Venezuela, whose president Nicolas Maduro is backed by Beijing and Moscow.
A Chinese spokesman announced the development Thursday as talks on ending the trade war progressed — a development that triggered a rally in US stock markets.(AP Photo)
A Chinese spokesman announced the development Thursday as talks on ending the trade war progressed — a development that triggered a rally in US stock markets.(AP Photo)

Prospects for preliminary breakthrough in US-China trade war brighten

Beijing | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Governments of the two biggest global economies have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in the fight over China’s trade surplus and technology ambitions.
India sent $755 million more in exports to the US during the first half of this year as a result of the trade war waged by President Donald Trump against China, according to the trade arm of the UN.(Bloomberg)
India sent $755 million more in exports to the US during the first half of this year as a result of the trade war waged by President Donald Trump against China, according to the trade arm of the UN.(Bloomberg)

‘India sent $755 million more in exports to US due to trade war’: UN

United Nations | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Trade diversion effects for India were smaller compared some other countries, “but still substantial”, a research paper from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said.
“Three phases of the trade agreement would be required to address all of China’s “structural deadly sins,” said White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. (representative image)(Reuters Photo)
“Three phases of the trade agreement would be required to address all of China’s “structural deadly sins,” said White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. (representative image)(Reuters Photo)

US-China trade deal in sight after progress in high-level talks

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:58 AM IST
The Chinese Commerce Ministry on Friday said the world’s two largest economies had reached “consensus on principles” during a “serious and constructive” telephone call between their main trade negotiators.
U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

US added a solid 128,000 jobs in October despite GM strike

Washington | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 07:19 PM IST
The unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5% to 3.6%, still near a five-decade low. And for a second straight month, average hourly wages rose a decent if less-than-robust 3% from a year ago.
Hong Kong on Thursday confirmed it had plunged into its first recession(AP)
Hong Kong on Thursday confirmed it had plunged into its first recession(AP)

Hong Kong plunges into recession as protests, trade war take toll

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 02:34 PM IST
The semi-autonomous Chinese city has been upended by nearly five months of huge, often violent, pro-democracy demonstrations with little end in sight as Beijing and city leaders adopt a hardline approach.
In fact, since Trump moved to the Oval Office, the US trade deficit with China has increased by more than $1 trillion. In comparison, during the first 32 months of Obama’s second term, the US deficit was a little over $900 billion(Getty Images)
In fact, since Trump moved to the Oval Office, the US trade deficit with China has increased by more than $1 trillion. In comparison, during the first 32 months of Obama’s second term, the US deficit was a little over $900 billion(Getty Images)

Why the US-China trade war has not helped India | Analysis

By Frank F Islam
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Delhi has failed to take advantage because of its own manufacturing weaknesses and disputes with the US
Total US stockpiles of crude and petroleum products, excluding the strategic petroleum reserve, fell by 9 million barrels last week, to the lowest level since May.(Shutterstock Photo/representative image)
Total US stockpiles of crude and petroleum products, excluding the strategic petroleum reserve, fell by 9 million barrels last week, to the lowest level since May.(Shutterstock Photo/representative image)

Oil cools after biggest gain since Saudi attack on US supplies

Bloomberg | By Saket Sundria
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 09:15 PM IST
Oil is still down more than 15% from an April peak as the prolonged trade dispute between Beijing and Washington dented global demand.
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting. Around 300 of CPC’s top leaders will attend it.(AP Photo)
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, presided over the meeting. Around 300 of CPC’s top leaders will attend it.(AP Photo)

China’s Communist party calls key meeting next week after long delay

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:12 PM IST
The ruling Communist Party of China’s leaders will gather in Beijing next week for a key meeting, which has been delayed for months amid a bruising trade war with the US, a slowing economy and the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
A Chinese official commented that the existing trade fiction between US and China would be looked upon with ‘’an open mind and a big heart’’,(Reuters photo)
A Chinese official commented that the existing trade fiction between US and China would be looked upon with ‘’an open mind and a big heart’’,(Reuters photo)

China to monitor US entities list, further open to foreign investment

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Firms on the US “entity list” are barred from buying US parts and components without US government approval.
The move comes as the world’s two largest economies continue to seek a deal to resolve a trade war that has seen billions of dollars in tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by both sides.(Reuters photo)
The move comes as the world’s two largest economies continue to seek a deal to resolve a trade war that has seen billions of dollars in tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by both sides.(Reuters photo)

China seeks WTO’s nod to impose tariffs on US goods worth USD 2.4 billion

Geneva | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:33 PM IST
In a statement circulated to WTO members, China claimed the penalty was justified given the “United States continued non-compliance” with previous WTO rulings.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said stopping the trade war with United States would be good for both sides and the world.(AP Photo)
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said stopping the trade war with United States would be good for both sides and the world.(AP Photo)

China to further reduce tariffs for foreign investors: Report

Shanghai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 08:59 PM IST
According to Xinhua Han Zheng welcomed multinational companies to invest more in China, saying the country will only open its door wider and wider.
China’s gross domestic product grew at 6 % in the quarter ended September. (Representative image)(AP Photo)
China’s gross domestic product grew at 6 % in the quarter ended September. (Representative image)(AP Photo)

China’s GDP growth slows to 6% in third quarter, slowest since 1992

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:00 AM IST
This week the International Monetary Fund trimmed its 2019 growth forecast for China to 6.1% from 6.2 %due to the long-running trade dispute and slowing domestic demand.
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