The move by China was widely expected after the United States last week raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, heightening fears the world's two largest economies were spiraling into a no-holds-barred dispute that could derail the global economy. | File photo

China to slap tariffs on U.S. goods despite Trump warning

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, May 13 (Reuters) – China said on Monday it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods including frozen vegetables and liquefied natural gas, striking back in its trade war with Washington after U.S. President Donald Trump warned it not to. The move, widely expected after the United States last week raised […] Read more

Just a day before the new standards were due to go into force, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Canada would be able to continue with the current canola export regime, while a longer-term solution was worked out. | File photo

China delays new canola rules in late reprieve for Canada

BEIJING, Aug 31 (Reuters) – China agreed on Wednesday to delay introducing stricter rules on shipments of canola from Canada while both countries work to end a months-long trade spat over sales of the oilseed, offering an eleventh hour temporary reprieve for Canada’s farmers. Just a day before the new standards were due to go […] Read more

China’s upset farmers make water a priority

JINAN, China – Eight years of crippling drought had left Wang Bo’s wheat crop withering on the stalk. Fish ponds in his village had shrivelled. Wells had run dry. So when village leaders demanded Wang and other farmers pay for a drought relief fund they could not afford, all 300 villagers banded together to present […] Read more