US president is picking international trade fights in many fronts
President Trump rails against Chinese imports, pushes for 'buy American', and launches the trade confrontation to punish China for what he considers predatory trade policies. But his anger does not appear to extend to flags.
(UPDATED) Reacting to the 'totally unacceptable' Washington list, the commerce ministry in Beijing says it will be forced to take 'countermeasures'
(UPDATED) Economists have warned that the tit-for-tat measures could throttle global growth and strike at the heart of the world trade system, causing shockwaves across the planet
(UPDATED) Beijing has vowed to retaliate dollar-for-dollar, 'immediately' imposing counter-tariffs on American exports
The tariffs will further fuel jitters on world stock markets that are already alarmed by trade tensions between the United States and China
(UPDATED) Making good on a pledge to punish the alleged theft of American intellectual property, Trump warns in a statement of 'additional tariffs' if China hits back with tit-for-tat duties on American goods and services exports
'Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal,' Trump tweets, as he criticizes Canadian tariffs on imports of US milk
'If the US introduces trade sanctions including tariff increases, all economic and trade achievements negotiated by the two parties so far will be void,' the Chinese government says in a statement
Brussels and Ottawa filed legal challenges at the WTO against Washington's decision. The EU, Canada and Mexico also threatened stiff retaliatory tariffs as they pushed back against Trump's moves.
Washington angers its major allies by slapping duties of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of aluminium and steel
(UPDATED) 'The two sides reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other,' says China's Vice Premier Liu He
Nevertheless, President Rodrigo Duterte thinks 'it's high time for China to protect the east and the cause of trade liberalism,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Trump's off-the-cuff enticement of a global trade war and calls for limits on the right to bear arms cleave a schism between the president and his Republican backers, spark a stock market sell-off, and prompt threats of retaliatory sanctions from across the globe
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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says it is ready to engage with the Philippines to address illegal drugs with appropriate legal safeguards
Senator Leila De Lima says the Duterte administration should support any probe into drug related police operations if it is confident the PNP has done nothing wrong
China will hold talks with the European Union in a bid to resolve a dispute over solar panels and other business issues as tensions between the two risk escalating into a trade war