US soybean farmers in Ohio hope that a costly trade war between the US and China can be averted. They heavily rely on foreign markets for their business. China buys 60 percent of all US soybean exports.
The US has a new strategy for Africa to counter China and Russia. Rather than roll their eyes at the new scramble for the continent, Africans should see it as a chance to get the best deal for themselves, analysts say.
Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were seized by Chinese state security forces for "endangering national security." The move sees Canada being pulled into the tug of war between the US and China.
Washington has said it needs to see progress in trade talks with China before March 1 or tariffs will go up. Separately, Beijing has said the US should withdraw its arrest warrant for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
China claims Canada has violated the rights of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested as she passed through Vancouver on December 1. US and Chinese sources say her arrest is not linked to trade negotiations.
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