Trade barriers

A man pushes a cart loaded with goods past a decoration baring the words "Business Prospers and Booming" outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 9, 2018. The trade war that erupted last Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 09, 2018 - 5:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday's tariff hikes on the world's second-largest economy should be limited,...
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People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 9, 2018. Asian shares are mostly higher after a weekend of relative quiet over the escalating trade stand-off between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 09, 2018 - 2:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Monday after a weekend of relative quiet in the escalating trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Investors appear optimistic about the outlook for the global economy despite punitive tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing on each other's exports...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo traders work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 06, 2018 - 2:05 pm
The trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalated Friday, but Wall Street focused on a solid jobs report instead. After a wobbly start, U.S. stocks mounted a broad rally, shaking off two consecutive weekly losses. Growing jitters in recent weeks over a stepped-up trading dispute between the...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, bound for the House of Commons to face Prime Minister's Questions, Wednesday July 4, 2018. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 2:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May corralled her Cabinet inside an English country house for a long, hot day Friday, and announced that the divided government had finally agreed on a plan for a future free-trade deal with the European Union. The proposal aims to keep the U.K. and the...
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A ship hauls containers at a container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province Friday, July 6, 2018. The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing said it immediately retaliated in a dispute between the world's two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade war that erupted Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. The opening shots were fired just after midnight, when the Trump administration...
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A ship hauls containers at a container port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province Friday, July 6, 2018. The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing said it immediately retaliated in a dispute between the world's two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 6:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China launched what Beijing called the "biggest trade war in economic history" Friday, imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods amid a spiraling dispute over technology. The Trump administration is confronting China over development tactics...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, July 6, 2018. President Donald Trump made clear Thursday that U.S. tariffs against Chinese imports will take effect early Friday and that he's prepared to sharply escalate a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 06, 2018 - 4:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mixed Friday as the U.S. and China slapped each other with tariffs, with investors monitoring the rhetoric for signs of a further escalation in the trade dispute. European stock markets edged down after modest gains in Asia. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 05, 2018 - 8:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investors braced for the implementation of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports at midnight Washington time, and likely similar measures by Beijing on U.S. exports. Upbeat economic data and overnight gains on U.S. stock markets helped...
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In this March 29, 2018, photo, Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng listens to a reporter's question during a press conference at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing. A Chinese government spokesman has said Thursday, July 5, 2018, that Beijing "will not bow in the face of threats and blackmail" on the eve of U.S. tariff hikes and will defend its interests. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 05, 2018 - 1:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China rejected "threats and blackmail" ahead of a threatened U.S. tariff hike, striking a defiant stance Thursday in a dispute companies worry could flare into a full-blown trade war and chill the global economy. A government spokesman said Beijing will defend itself if U.S...
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ZTE's logo is seen in a telecommunication services shop in Beijing Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Tech giant ZTE Corp.’s near-death experience after Washington barred it from buying U.S. components was a stark reminder that China’s industry leaders cannot function without American technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 04, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Fears that China is threatening U.S. leadership in robots, electric cars and other advanced technologies are pushing the world's two biggest economies toward a full-blown trade war as the two sides prepare to impose tariffs Friday on billions of dollars' worth of each other's...
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