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Trump Doubles Down on Potential Trade War With China

President Trump said Thursday that he will consider hitting China with an additional $ 100 billion in tariffs. Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump said Thursday the United States would consider slapping an additional $ 100 billion in tariffs on the Chinese, on top of the $ ...

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Looming China Trade Action Divides Industry and Roils Markets

A Chinese state-owned steel plant last year in Hebei. Many of the trade measures that President Trump has proposed, including tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, have divided his own advisers, the business community and the Republican Party. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Trump’s promise to take tough action ...

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Trade Deals Take Years. Trump Wants to Remake Them in Months.

Trade pacts typically require years of detailed negotiations. The North American Free Trade Agreement needed two years. Creation of the World Trade Organization took eight. The Trump administration wants to remake global trade in a matter of months. To secure agreements quickly, the White House has taken a contentious approach ...

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Trump Just Pushed the World Trade Organization Toward Irrelevance

GENEVA — The handsome stone edifice that serves as the headquarters for the World Trade Organization rises like a fortress over Lake Geneva, projecting an air of impregnability. But lately the institution looks vulnerable, sowing worries that global commerce itself may be in jeopardy. As the United States accuses China ...

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Trump’s Trade Threats Put China’s Leader on the Spot

Referring to Mr. Xi and his advisers, he added: “The question has always been how skilled are these guys as policymakers. Now they are going to be tested. Can the ‘helmsman’ pull with both oars?” Mr. Trump’s determination to carry out pledges from his presidential campaign — in which he ...

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Smuggled, Beaten and Drugged: The Illicit Global Ape Trade

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The sting began, as so many things do these days, on social media. Daniel Stiles, a self-styled ape trafficking detective in Kenya, had been scouring Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp for weeks, looking for pictures of gorillas, chimps or orangutans. He was hoping to chip ...

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