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China threatens corporate hit-list on eve of new tariffs on U.S. imports

May 31 2019

BEIJING China threatened on Friday to unveil an unprecedented hit-list of "unreliable" foreign firms, groups and individuals that harm the interests of Chinese companies, as a slate of retaliatory tariffs on imported U.S. goods was set to kick in at midnight.

UPDATE 4-Hard for Xi, Trump to make progress on trade - former China cbank chief

May 31 2019

BEIJING, May 31 China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to find it "difficult" to make major progress towards ending their countries' trade war when they meet at a G20 summit in Japan in June, a former top Chinese official said on Friday.

Brazil seeks China's OK for genetically modified sugarcane

May 15 2019

BEIJING Brazil's agriculture minister will ask Chinese officials on Thursday to greenlight exports to the Asian nation of sugar made from genetically modified (GM) sugarcane, which is expected to be widely used in Brazil in coming years.

China's new slaughterhouse rules keep lid on pork prices for now

May 14 2019

BEIJING China's pork prices are being kept in check even as pig production continues to drop, with tough new rules on slaughterhouses crimping trade and pushing frozen pork stocks onto the market, according to analysts.

Saudi Arabia says China has not yet asked for more oil amid tighter Iran sanctions

Apr 25 2019

BEIJING Saudi Arabia's energy minister Khalid al-Falih told Reuters on Thursday that China has "not yet" asked for more crude oil after the United States decided to end sanction waivers on Iranian oil imports that had permitted Beijing to keep buying from Tehran.

China to review anti-dumping tariffs on U.S. distillers grains: document

Apr 09 2019

BEIJING China's Ministry of Commerce is set to review its anti-dumping tariffs on imports from the United States of distillers grains (DDGS), an animal feed ingredient, according to a document issued by the China Alcoholic Drinks Association.

China pledges to expand financial market opening as U.S. trade delegation arrives

Mar 28 2019

BOAO, China/BEIJING China will sharply expand market access for foreign banks and securities and insurance companies, especially in its financial services sector, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, as senior U.S. officials arrived in Beijing for more trade talks.

China widens ban on Canadian canola imports to second firm, Viterra

Mar 26 2019

BEIJING/OTTAWA China expanded its ban on Canadian canola seed imports on Tuesday to include shipments from Viterra Inc, the latest development in a wider trade dispute between the two countries.

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