Up for grabs: Alibaba’s secret sauce for winning Chinese retail

As the debate over whether Amazon is monopolizing retail presses on, we pointed to a lurking data question for the e-commerce behemoth: Will regulators question the mountain of behavioral data Amazon has about its hundreds of millions of customers’ shopping habits? But on the other side of the world, China’s homegrown e-commerce king is getting…

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‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

Koh Kong, Cambodia – “I’m Cambodian, I’m not illegal here,” said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now belongs to China’s Union Development Group. Construction on a port and resort city in Koh Kong, southwest Cambodia, began in 2008, and while it appears to have stalled, villagers claim that authorities have continued threatening and…

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Trump to Announce New Tariffs on $200 Billion in Chinese Goods

President Trump plans to announce new tariffs on China in the coming days. Photo: Susan Walsh/Associated Press Updated Sept. 15, 2018 3:48 p.m. ET President Trump plans to announce new tariffs of about $200 billion on Chinese imports, according to people familiar with the matter, even as his aides prepare for a high-level meeting with…

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Before It Was Hacked, Equifax Had a Different Fear: Chinese Spying

Two years before Equifax Inc. stunned the world with the announcement it had been hacked, the credit-reporting company believed it was the victim of another theft, only this time at the hands of Chinese spies, according to people familiar with the matter. In the previously undisclosed incident, security officials feared that former employees had removed…

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Trump Says He’s Preparing Tariffs on Further $267 Billion in Chinese Imports

President Trump said Friday that tariffs on another $267 billion in Chinese goods are ready to go and could be rolled out on short notice, reinforcing earlier threats and signaling no end in sight for the growing trade dispute. Speaking aboard Air Force One en route to Fargo, N.D., Mr. Trump said the tariffs would…

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Mnuchin Says He ‘Wouldn’t Minimize’ Chance of Tariffs on All Chinese Imports

BUENOS AIRES—U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he “wouldn’t minimize” the possibility that the U.S. will impose tariffs on all $500 billion worth of goods that the U.S. imports from China, amplifying a threat President Donald Trump made in a television interview earlier in the week. Mr. Mnuchin was speaking ahead of a meeting among…

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Trump Says He’s Ready to Impose Tariffs on $500 Billion in Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trumpescalated his criticism of the Federal Reserve Friday, saying in a tweet that its efforts to raise short-term interest rates hurt the U.S. economic expansion, and he accused China and the European Union of manipulating their currencies to hurt the U.S. on trade. The tweets came shortly after CNBC broadcast an interview with…

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U.S. Preparing Additional Tariffs on Up to $200 Billion of Chinese Imports

July 10, 2018 6:14 p.m. ET Breaking News… *U.S. Preparing Additional Tariffs on up to $200 Billion on Imports from China — Sources *USTR to Hold Briefing on Additional China Tariffs at 6:15 p.m. *US’s New China Tariffs Follow Last Week’s Initial Round of Duties on $34 Billion in Chinese Imports (More to Come)

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Trump Eases Demand for New Tools to Limit Chinese Investment

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump suggested he would scrap plans for new restrictions on Chinese investment in U.S. technology and rely mainly on existing tools that some of his advisers have labeled inadequate to guard against the purchase—and theft—of innovations vital to the U.S. economy. “We have the greatest technology in the world. People come and steal…

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