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2005-09-28 17:16:33

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China are edging closer to a deal that could curb billions of dollars in clothing imports from China, but one more round of talks may be needed, U.S. industry officials said on Wednesday. "I think the bet right now is they're seriously going for it," said Cass Johnson, president of the National Council of Textile Organizations. "It's certainly a better dynamic than we've seen in the past." U.S. and Chinese negotiators met...

2005-09-25 03:44:48

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of Taiwan people, mostly from pro-independence groups, marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday to back a US$11 billion special arms budget aimed at fending off China but blocked by the parliament. Even though the government slashed the budget from $18 billion to $15 billion and finally $11 billion, the opposition parties, with a slim majority in parliament, said the advanced weapons were still too expensive, unnecessary and against...

2005-09-25 03:41:39

By Alice Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of Taiwan people, mostly from pro-independence groups, marched through the streets of Taipei on Sunday to back a US$11 billion special arms budget aimed at fending off China but blocked by the parliament. Even though the government slashed the budget from $18 billion to $15 billion and finally $11 billion, the opposition parties, with a slim majority in parliament, said the advanced weapons were still too expensive, unnecessary and against...

2005-09-15 05:09:36

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to visit China following a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in November, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao met on Tuesday in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations summit. Hu had been due to visit the White House last week for his first trip there since taking the helm of the Communist Party in November 2002 but it was canceled so Bush...

2005-09-13 17:35:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Hu Jintao told President George W. Bush on Tuesday that China was willing to work with the United States to ease a growing trade imbalance and acknowledged there were frictions in the economic relationship. "What I would like to stress here is that China does not pursue a huge trade surplus with the United States and we're willing to work with the United States to take effective measures to increase China's imports from the United States," Hu said at...

2005-09-13 03:16:44

By Kirby Chien BEIJING (Reuters) - Trade tensions between the United States and China are due partly to the ineffectiveness of U.S. firms to produce goods that Chinese want to buy, a U.S. business group said on Tuesday. Threatening China with tariffs and quotas may not be the best strategy, and could backfire, Charles Martin, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, told foreign media. "The idea of pushing countries around isn't valid, it doesn't work," said...

2005-08-31 22:56:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - China issued a veiled warning to the United States on Thursday not to help protect rival Taiwan with missiles just days before President Hu Jintao meets President Bush in Washington. "As the Taiwan question involves its core interests, China opposes the attempt by any country to provide help or protection to the Taiwan region of China in the field of missile defense by any means," the cabinet said in a policy paper. The United States offered in 2001 to sell...

2005-08-31 17:02:31

By Alan Wheatley, China Economics Editor BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese negotiators failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday to stem China's surging exports of low-cost clothing to the United States but U.S. officials said the two sides were continuing to talk. Negotiators had hoped to strike a deal so it could be blessed by presidents Hu Jintao and George W. Bush when they meet at the White House next Wednesday. Cass Johnson, president of the U.S. National Council of Textile...

2005-08-31 02:03:26

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao will seek to play down a perceived economic and military threat to the United States from China on his first visit as head of state while seeking reassurances Washington will rein in Taiwan. Hu's September 5-17 tour of North America, which includes stops in Canada and Mexico, comes against a backdrop of heightened Sino-U.S. trade tensions, alarm over China Inc.'s courting of U.S. firms and a simmering concern over...

2005-08-30 06:17:45

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China is willing to buy more U.S. goods to reduce its trade surplus and is eyeing energy deals despite Congressional opposition to state-run CNOOC's bid for U.S. oil firm Unocal, officials said on Tuesday, days before President Hu Jintao's U.S. visit. But Chinese Foreign Ministry officials urged the United States to stop selling advanced weapons to China's rival, Taiwan, and not to play politics with its human rights record. President George...


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