Asia/Pacific

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference following a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Brussels on June 22.

How Europe Fell Out of Love With China

EU officials speak increasingly of Beijing as a rival, not a partner. But unlike Trump, they don’t yet want a divorce.

U.S. President Donald Trump, alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

China Puts the Final Kibosh on Trump’s Trade Deal

By reportedly halting major agricultural purchases, Beijing makes it likely U.S.-China relations will dramatically worsen.

U.S. President Donald Trump

As If Things Aren’t Bad Enough, Trump Mulls Fresh Trade War With China

U.S. considers restoring tariffs as Trump makes reprisals against Beijing the center of his 2020 reelection bid.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have repeatedly blamed China for the damages caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, and a Missouri lawsuit may put that blame game to the test,  Mar. 20.

Missouri Opens Up a New Front Against China in Coronavirus Blame Game

State sues Beijing for negligent and deceitful behavior in spreading the virus--good luck with that.

Traffic in Beijing

Can Europe and the U.S. Follow China’s Lead on Economic Recovery?

China may be getting something close to a V-shaped bounceback from the coronavirus. The question is whether it can last—and whether the rest of the world can achieve anything like it.

South Korea’s Hyundai

Coronavirus Begins to Spread Economic Gloom Worldwide

Supply chain disruptions are upsetting markets globally, but especially in Asia.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at U.N. headquarters in New York on Sept. 24, 2019.

Is Trump Putting U.S.-India Partnership at Risk Ahead of Visit?

By haggling over tiny trade issues, experts worry the Trump administration could weaken efforts to woo India as a strategic partner.

A view of Dongsi Shitiao crossroad in Beijing on Feb. 10. Many Chinese cities are nearly empty of cars and traffic in the wake of the virus outbreak.

Coronavirus Threatens to Blow Up Trump’s Energy Trade Deal With China

The goals were never realistic, but now Beijing has good reason to back away from its purchase commitments to Washington.

Investors look at a screen showing stock market movements at a securities company in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province on Feb. 3.

Knock-On Effects of China’s Coronavirus May Be Worse Than Thought

China’s economy is bigger and weaker than during SARS, and ripple effects are already being felt across supply chains and in commodities markets.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

China Leaps Into Breach Between Myanmar and West

A raft of new multibillion-dollar deals announced by Xi Jinping worry Washington and New Delhi.

A police officer wearing a protective mask in Beijing

Market Players Wonder: Is China’s Coronavirus the Next Black Swan?

Traders remain jittery as experts hint at a global epidemic that could last into the summer.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump display the signed “phase one” trade agreement at the White House on Jan. 15.

5 Takeaways From Trump’s New China Trade Pact

The agreement may help him get reelected, but it’s only a truce, not a free trade deal.

A storm hits Southern California

The Global Economy 2020: A Positive Outlook Shadowed by China, Debt, and Trade Tensions

Experts expect growth to rebound, but many of their projections are built on shaky foundations.

U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured here on Dec. 12, has averted a further escalation of the trade war with China by giving way on some tariffs, but he has yet to tackle any of the underlying irritants in the trade relationship.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Takeaways From the Would-Be U.S.-China Trade Deal

At least the United States will avoid more tariffs, but if the deal actually happens it will skirt the real issues and have little to do with Trump’s campaign promises.

Chinese soldiers sit atop tanks as they drive in a parade to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

China Is Blowing Its Chance in the Asia-Pacific

Beijing needs a better strategy to ease the United States out.

Shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, one of the main gateways for trade with Asia and which is suffering lower cargo volumes due to the trade war, on Nov. 7.

Does Trump Have a China Trade Deal Yet or What?

Sort of. If you can call it that. Pity about all the lost billions of dollars.

Indian farmers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, protesting plans to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, on Sept. 15.

While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade

It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on Asian trade at the White House.

The Trade War Is Only Getting Worse

Any expectations that high-level U.S.-China talks this week could produce a grand bargain on trade have all but evaporated.

A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Aug. 5.

Currency War With China Dooms Trade Talks

Trump’s puzzling move to ratchet up tensions won’t work, experts say.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced further tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, which will make imports like these into Long Beach, California, even more expensive.

What’s Trump’s Plan With the Latest Tariffs on China?

Frustrated by the slow pace of trade talks, the U.S. president threatened even more tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, rattling markets and sowing fears of slower growth.