Why the US-China trade deal targets corporate secrets

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - The new trade deal between Washington and Beijing is intended in part to address one of the most acrimonious issues between them: China's tactics in acquiring technology from companies based in the West. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US President Donald Trump (right) participate in the trade deal signing ceremony.PHOTO: … Continue reading Why the US-China trade deal targets corporate secrets

US-China trade deal touts financial sector wins, but there’s a sense of deja vu

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (REUTERS) - The long-awaited US-China trade deal unveiled on Wednesday (Jan 15) touted new wins for US companies looking to access China's US$40 trillion (S$54 trillion) financial market, but many of the changes were already in the works even before the trade war ignited. US President Donald Trump (right) and China’s Vice-Premier Liu He (left) … Continue reading US-China trade deal touts financial sector wins, but there’s a sense of deja vu

US, China tiptoe around holes in new trade agreement

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday (Jan 15) that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US products, defusing an 18-month row between the world's two largest economies but leaving a number of sore spots unresolved. Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (left) and US … Continue reading US, China tiptoe around holes in new trade agreement

Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Istanbul (AFP) A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years. Turkey was the only country in the world apart from China to entirely block access to the online encyclopedia. But its constitutional court ruled last month that the ban, in place since April 2017, violated freedom of expression. Turkish … Continue reading Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Mexico gets ‘Chapo’ beer

Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be serving a life sentence in prison, but the Mexican drug kingpin can now boast to having his own beer. El Chapo Mexican Lager was launched by Guzman's daughter Alejandrina, who runs a fashion and lifestyle company built around her father's brand. The company, Chapo 701, unveiled … Continue reading Mexico gets ‘Chapo’ beer

AC Milan cruise into Italian Cup last eight

Milan (AFP) Even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic resting on the bench, AC Milan cruised past SPAL 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the last eight of the Italian Cup. Later, Juventus took on Udinese without Cristiano Ronaldo who the club tweeted shortly before kick off was suffering from sinusitis. In Florence, Pol Lirola shot 10-man Fiorentina past … Continue reading AC Milan cruise into Italian Cup last eight

US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

United Nations (United States) (AFP) The United States called for a reduction in the number of UN peacekeeping troops in Mali on Wednesday, prompting a swift backlash from France and Russia. Cherith Norman Chalet, the US deputy ambassador to the UN Security Council, said it was "time for this Council to begin developing an alternative … Continue reading US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

US lobster industry hopes new deal renews trade with China

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Members of the American lobster industry are hopeful the thawing of trade relations between the US and China will reopen one of the biggest markets in the world for the seafood. A US dealer holds up 1.5kg lobster in Kennebunkport, Maine.PHOTO: AP China is one of the biggest export destinations for … Continue reading US lobster industry hopes new deal renews trade with China

Flying metal from Spanish factory blast may have killed man 2km away, say authorities

MADRID (REUTERS) - A flying plate of metal may have killed a man some 2km away from the site of a huge chemical plant explosion in northeastern Spain when it was hurled out by the blast and crashed into his apartment building, local authorities said on Wednesday (Jan 15). A piece of machinery projected by … Continue reading Flying metal from Spanish factory blast may have killed man 2km away, say authorities

China’s Xi tells Trump he welcomes Phase One trade deal

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump in a letter that he welcomes the Phase One trade deal reached with the United States and that he is willing to stay in close touch with the American leader. Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He reads a letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping before … Continue reading China’s Xi tells Trump he welcomes Phase One trade deal

What’s in the US-China Phase One trade deal

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed a deal on Wednesday (Jan 15) in the White House that cut some US tariffs on Chinese goods in exchange for Chinese pledges to purchase more of American farm, energy and manufactured goods and address some US complaints about intellectual property … Continue reading What’s in the US-China Phase One trade deal

US and China sign Phase One of trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement on Wednesday (Jan 15) with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers. Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump display the signed trade agreement … Continue reading US and China sign Phase One of trade deal