China, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December, is cautiously trying to get back to business, but it's not easy when many millions of workers are wary of spending much or even going out.
By Joe McDonald, Associated Press
There’s no indication yet that China’s novel coronavirus outbreak is slowing. More than 50 million people live in cities essentially locked down to prevent the illness’ spread, but fatalities and infections continue to rise. There are also many questions about…
Communist China's planned economy once prevented its citizens from becoming wealthy. But China now produces billionaires faster than any country in the world, even as President Xi Jinping has cracked down on ostentatious displays of wealth. Special correspondent Katrina Yu…
By Katrina Yu
Italy is expected to become the first major democracy to sign a memorandum of understanding to join China's "Belt and Road" initiative.
By Colleen Barry, Associated Press
By Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
China's Ministry of Commerce said the two sides will "maintain close contact" as they try to come to an agreement before a 90-day truce ends.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Turkish authorities announced plans to search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was last seen. Turkish officials believe Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, but the Saudi government denies it. Also,…
China set out to retaliate against new U.S. import taxes on Chinese goods on Tuesday by saying it would levy tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, ranging from agricultural products and machinery to chemicals. John Yang talks with…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
In an effort to counteract an ongoing economic slowdown, China's central bank cut interest rates for the third time in six months…
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson speaks with Jim Lehrer about World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz's troubles, the potential impact on the international body, and U.S.-China economic relations ahead of Paulson's meeting with Chinese officials next week.
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