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  • US message to Britain in bilateral trade talks: it's us – or China

    Proposed clause viewed by diplomats as lever to deter closer UK relations with BeijingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US government has been privately pressing the UK in bilateral trade talks to make a choice between the US and China. The US is seeking to insert a clause that would allow it to retreat from parts of the deal if Britain reaches a trade agreement with another country that the US did not approve. Continue reading

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  • The 'stakes are high' for the US-China relationship, says US's former ambassador to China

    AP Photo/Susan Walsh Tensions between the US and China have intensified amid the coronavirus outbreak, with President Donald Trump blaming Beijing for the deaths and economic disruption. The effects of Trump's approach remain to be seen, but the growth of US-China ties in recent decades means there is a lot to lose if it doesn't workout, according to Jon Huntsman, former US ambassador to China. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sino-US tensions have mounted over the...

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  • China announces new tariff waivers for some US imports

    China announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products eligible for waivers from retaliatory tariffs imposed at the height of the bilateral trade war, amid continued pressure on Beijing to boost imports from the United States.

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  • China raises US trade tensions with warning of ‘new cold war’

    Foreign minister accuses Washington of damaging relationship with Beijing The prospects of a trade war between China and the western economies ratcheted up on Sunday as Beijing accused the US of pushing relations towards a “new cold war”. “China has no intention to change, still less replace the United States,” China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, said on Sunday in the latest escalation in tensions between the world’s two largest economies. “It’s time for the United States to give up its wishful...

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