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  • Obama, Chinese president try to show cooperation amid tensions

    Obama, Chinese president try to show cooperation amid tensions
    Reaching new common ground on trade and taking an intimate palace stroll, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart put a sunny gloss on U.S.-Chinese relations Tuesday and tried to downplay months of strains over cyber-espionage, political protests...
  • Congress needs to fast track the 'fast-track' bill

    Congress needs to fast track the 'fast-track' bill
    This week's pledges by U.S. and Chinese leaders to cut carbon emissions overshadowed a meeting of the minds on trade that could pay dividends more quickly. They include an agreement on tariffs for high-tech goods that could boost the economies of many...
  • China-U.S. status: It's complicated

    Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when it comes to China....
  • Canada threatens trade sanctions over U.S. meat labeling law

    Canada could slap trade tariffs on U.S meat, wine, cheese and other exports in response to a U.S. meat labeling law that the World Trade Organization recently declared unfair. Canada’s international trade minister, Ed Fast, said Ottawa would...
  • European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt

    European ban on seal products is upheld; now stop the cruel seal hunt
    Just as the gruesome annual Canadian seal hunt is winding down, the World Trade Organization has once again upheld the European Union’s policy of banning the commercial trade in seal products in EU countries. That was the right decision, even though...
  • Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank

    Meet today's right-wing political football: The Ex-Im Bank
    The new House majority leader, Republican Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, wasted no time this week establishing his bona fides with the right wing of his party. He went on "Fox News Sunday" to declare that he was in favor of shutting down the Export-Import...
  • U.S. envoy Max Baucus to China: More business ties, less cyber-theft

    U.S. envoy Max Baucus to China: More business ties, less cyber-theft
    In his first public address on the U.S.-China relationship since taking up the post of U.S. ambassador, Max Baucus said Wednesday that “the U.S. welcomes China’s rise” and that his priorities include pushing for a bilateral investment...
  • Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change

    Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change
    There aren’t many law firms in Florida that have someone like Jim Bacchus in their office. A former Congressman and international trade expert, Bacchus opened the Orlando office for Miami-based Greenberg Traurig in 1995. That was the same year...
  • 'Factory Man': how a Virginia furniture maker took on China

    'Factory Man': how a Virginia furniture maker took on China
    Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended supply chains and grabbed daunting market share. But very few have the sort of China story that John Bassett III has. One day in...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • A bitter harvest for a hungry India

    When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...