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Amazon plans to shut down China marketplace in rare retreat

April 20, 2019 |

In a rare retreat for Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers.

Amazon will keep running its other businesses in China, including…

L.A. Times – Business

Alibaba head’s remarks spark debate over China working hours

April 19, 2019 |

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work 12-hour days, six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a public debate over work-life balance in the country.
FOX News

FCC chief seeks to deny China Mobile from operating in the U.S.

April 18, 2019 |

The top U.S. communications regulator urged the rejection of China Mobile Ltd.’s application to provide telecommunications services in the American market, opening another front in the trade fight between the world’s biggest economies.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday…

L.A. Times – Business

Attack a Building’s Feng Shui at Your Peril in China

April 16, 2019 |

While it’s unclear what a Chinese media company paid a feng shui expert to write a November 2018 blog post, the cost to the company is painfully clear: A Beijing court last week ruled Zhuhai Shengun Internet Technology had to pay almost $ 30,000 after losing a libel suit against…

Trump on China trade spat: 'We're going to win either way'

April 15, 2019 |

Trump on China trade spat: 'We're going to win either way'President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed the United States would emerge from its trade dispute with China as a winner, no matter what happened. China responded with its own tit-for-tat tariffs on U.S. goods. Trump’s Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said earlier on Monday that trade negotiators are making a lot of progress.

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China exports rise in March, rebounding from slump

April 12, 2019 |

China’s exports rebounded from a contraction in March and sales to the United States grew strongly despite President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes.
FOX News

China keeps gorging on California pistachios despite tariff threat

April 6, 2019 |

U.S. pistachio growers like Jim Zion braced for the worst last year when the nut got caught up in America’s escalating trade tensions with China — complete with potential tariffs of as much as 45%.

“We were concerned that, with the trade war, we were going to see a dramatic reduction in shipments,”…

L.A. Times – Business


Duterte threatens ‘suicide mission’ if Beijing oversteps in South China Sea

April 5, 2019 |

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to send his troops on a “suicide mission” if Beijing doesn’t “lay off” a Manila-occupied island in the South China Sea. – RSS Channel – World