Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus
Said the country had demonstrated the strengths of its socialist system and traditional Chinese culture.
New foreign minister presses China counterpart for Canadian detainees
Champagne said securing the release of Spavor and Kovrig was his “absolute priority.”
Trump pushes back on reports US will remove China tariffs
Trump’s pushback suggested that negotiations haven’t progressed as far as hoped.
China says Beijing, US to lift tariff hikes as talks advance
Negotiators agreed to a “phased cancellation” of tariff hikes if talks progress.
Xi promises gradual opening of Chinese markets to investment
Business groups are frustrated at Beijing’s gradual pace and restrictions on services and other industries.
China tempers hopes about US tariff war truce
US complaints China steals or pressures companies to hand over technology have not been addressed.
Hopes are dim as US and China resume high stakes trade talks
Both are up against a formidable adversary that shows no inclination to yield.
China says trade talks with US to take place in October
Officials will “conduct conscientious consultations” in mid-September to prepare.
China’s Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat
Regulators are threatening to place American companies on an “unreliable entities” list that might face curbs on their operations.
At G20, Trudeau highlights plight of Canadians in China, but details scarce
PMO said Canada received “broad” support from its European partners on the matter.
China rejects threats, tariffs as way to resolve trade war
Trump and Xi are due to meet at a summit of the Group of 20, but it’s unclear when negotiating teams will resume talks.
China mum on Trump Xi meeting as Huawei says sales slowing
Trump prepares to expand 25% tariffs to cover another US$300 billion of Chinese products.
China envoys hold talks with US before Trump tariff decision
Goal is to make enough progress to persuade Trump to extend his deadline.
No plans yet for US, China presidents to meet on trade
Trump and Xi last met in December in Argentina.
US, China leave next steps for trade talks unclear
No progress on US insistence on “structural changes” in areas such as Chinese technology policy, market access, IP protection.