Germany’s Sharp Slowdown Fans Fears That China Woes Are Spreading

FRANKFURT—The economic outlook for Europe and the world darkened after growth in Germany slowed sharply last year, hit by weaker exports to China and elsewhere, and softer demand at home. While Europe’s largest economy probably narrowly avoided a recession at the end of last year, according to the country’s statistical agency, weaker German growth is…

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Pakistan’s Uighurs report intimidation, lament China ties

Rawalpindi, Pakistan – On a cold winter evening, Mohammad Hassan Abdul Hameed, 34, walks towards his restaurant, past silk stores in the busy China Market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  He, like many others here, belongs to the persecuted Uighur community from the Xinjiang province of China.  Abdul Hameed’s father arrived in Rawalpindi 50 years ago to…

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Apple Rattled Markets With Warning About China. Who’s Next?

When Apple Inc. said China’s slowing economy contributed to its late-year sales slump, the news rattled the stocks of other major U.S. companies with big operations in the world’s second-largest economy. Now, as U.S. companies prepare to report their quarterly earnings, China’s impact will be revealed. The amount of damage is likely to depend on…

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U.S. Probes Boeing Satellite Deal Backed By China

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commerce Department are investigating Boeing Co.’s relationship with a satellite startup backed by a Chinese government-owned firm, following an article by The Wall Street Journal on the matter last month. In a letter to the Los Angeles-based startup Global IP, the SEC requested that the company retain…

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Trade Tensions Take a Toll on China’s Economy

SHENZHEN—China’s economy is slowing faster than expected as Beijing this week heads into a crucial new round of negotiations with the U.S. over trade. For the past couple of months, senior Chinese officials have sought to play down the impact of U.S.-China trade tensions on the world’s second-largest economy, telling the public the conflict is…

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Despite U.S. hopes, Bolsonaro sends mixed signals on China strategy

President Trump is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Brazil on Monday in a show of support for the Jan. 1 presidential inauguration of right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro. In a press call previewing Pompeo’s visit, the U.S. State Department said that “China’s predatory trade and lending practices” would be among the topics of discussion…

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A new era of hostility in the U.S.-China fight

The backstory: In recent days, China has detained two Canadian citizens — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — for “engaging in activities that endanger China’s national security,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. In interviews with Axios, U.S. experts interpreted the detentions as direct retaliation for an arguably provocative new American approach toward China. In…

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Boeing Flies Close to Trade Tussle With New Facility in China

ZHOUSHAN, China— Boeing Co. BA -2.06% opened a new Chinese production facility, as the American aviation company tries to cater to its top export market while steering clear of the tensions battering U.S.-China relations. At what Boeing calls its “completion and deliver center” here on an island south of Shanghai, the first finished jet, a…

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Trump’s new Africa strategy aims to counter China, Russia

National Security Adviser John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration’s Africa strategy on Thursday, saying the U.S. would revamp its aid and investments in the continent. The plan is largely designed to counter China and Russia. Between the lines, from the AP’s Maria Danilova: “Any renewed U.S. effort to counter China in Africa, however, comes years…

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