Chinese exports in March expanded for the first time in nine months. The news gave stock markets across Asia a boost in Wednesday trading, as hopes grew that China's economy could be stabilizing. But analysts urged caution.
The White House and Tillerson had differing accounts of which country was being helpful on North Korea. Meanwhile North Korea's UN ambassador has insisted its nuclear ambitions were in self-defense against the US.
At a time when the United States is calling for more restrictions on fuel exports to North Korea, Russia may be attempting to avoid the total collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The US has ruled that tool chests imported from China have been subsidized and is slapping anti-subsidy duties on them. Trump’s tough stance on the Chinese appears to be kicking in, despite warmer words for Beijing.
Bilateral trade between the Asian economic powerhouse and its isolated neighbor dropped to its lowest level in nine months, indicating that UN sanctions against North Korea are beginning to take a toll.
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