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China ramps up checks on US pork imports in potentially costly slowdown

BEIJING — China has ramped up inspections of pork shipped from the United States, importers and industry sources said, the latest American product to be hit by a potentially costly slowdown at Chinese ports in the past couple of weeks. Some trade experts said they believe Beijing is sending a defiant warning to Washington in […] The post China ramps up checks on US pork imports in potentially costly slowdown appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 13th, 2018

Government bans pork imports from 6 countries

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild pigs and their products from China, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine following outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Trump prepares China tariff target list as confrontation escalates

President Donald Trump on Friday was due to unveil a final list of Chinese imports that would face punishing tariffs but it remained uncertain whether he would hold fire as part of a negotiating strategy. Imposing the tariffs would escalate the trade confrontation with Beijing, and potentially set off a round of tit-for-tat retaliation, which […] The post Trump prepares China tariff target list as confrontation escalates appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Chinese customs expands checks on U.S. fruit imports

China's major ports of entry have ramped up checks on fresh fruit imports from the United States, five Chinese industry sources said, which could delay shipments from U.S. growers already dealing with higher tariffs as Sino-U.S. trade ties worsen......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

U.S. blasts unfair Chinese tariffs on 128 products

BEIJING, China – The United States on Monday, April 2, blasted as "unfair" Chinese tariffs imposed on 128 US imports worth $3 billion, including fruit and pork, in the latest tit-for-tat over US duties on steel and aluminum. China's action , which was decided by the customs tariff commission ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

China’s hitting the US where it hurts — in the pork belly

China struck back at US import tariffs with its own set of reciprocal ones targeting, among other products, pork. The world’s biggest pork producer, consumer and importer is planning a 25 percent tax on U.S. pork imports, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Friday. The tariffs would be in addition to current […] The post China’s hitting the US where it hurts — in the pork belly appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

The World: WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast

GENEVA -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) cut its forecast for global trade growth this year by more than a third on Tuesday, reflecting a slowdown in China and falling levels of imports into the United States......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

US top market for PH exports, China top supplier of imports

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 11 December) – The United States was the top market of the country’s export products valued at $999.86 million in October 2018 while China was the biggest supplier of import products worth $2.12 billion in the same period, data released on Tuesday by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. PSA said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Court halts Trump suspension of military training of green card holders

LOS ANGELES -- The Pentagon will be sending backlogs of green card holders in the military services to basic recruit training in order to comply with a new federal court order.The new order suspends a Trump administration policy that called for lengthy background checks on immigrants looking to serve. Green card holders come from countries with which the U.S. has had friendly ties with; the Philippines provides the largest number of legal permanent residents in the nation.According to data obtained by theWashington Post, about 656 green card holders waiting to attend Navy boot camp are from the Philippines. A significant number of immigrant recruits also come from China, Jamaica, ...Keep on reading: Court halts Trump suspension of military training of green card holders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brands

  BEIJING --- The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries.   That is jolting brands such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry that increasingly rely on Chinese customers who spend $90 billion a year on jewelry, clothes, and other high-end goods. The industry already is facing pressure to keep up as China's big spenders, mainstays for American and European retailers, shift to buying more at the spreading networks of luxury outlets in their own country.   Last week, Tiffany & Co. showed how much well-heeled Chinese tourists matter to retailers abroad. Shar...Keep on reading: Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brands.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

If your Tesla knows where you are, China may too

  SHANGHAI --- When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn't know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government.   Tesla is not alone. China has called upon all electric vehicle manufacturers in China to make the same kind of reports --- potentially adding to the rich kit of surveillance tools available to the Chinese government as President Xi Jinping steps up the use of technology to track Chinese citizens.   "I didn't know this," said Shan. "Tesla could have it, but why do they transmit it to the government? Because this is about privac...Keep on reading: If your Tesla knows where you are, China may too.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Facial scanning introduced to track livestock as China modernizes pork industry

Swine farms across China may soon be empowered by new pig face recognition technology, allowing farmers to track, feed and manage their livestock. Yingzi Technology, a Guangdong-based company, is using…READ The post Facial scanning introduced to track livestock as China modernizes pork industry appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Comment on Philippines’ LNG imports seen rising as maritime dispute thwarts exploration by Philippines Morning News For August 9

[…] Philippines’ LNG imports seen rising as maritime dispute thwarts exploration THE PHILIPPINES’ reliance on imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) will rise in the coming decade as its sole source in the Malampaya gas field “nears the end of its production cycle” and a maritime dispute prevents the country from tapping other sites in the South China Sea, Fitch Group’s BMI research said in an Aug. 7 note released on Tuesday. — BusinessWorld Online […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Trump: China tariffs likely to be increased

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump said Monday he expected to raise the punitive tariff rates on hundreds of billions in Chinese imports as scheduled next year. Just days ahead…READ The post Trump: China tariffs likely to be increased appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

UK think tank: US-China spat won’t drag down PH growth

Economies with robust domestic demand, hence not too dependent on external trade, like the Philippines and India would come out unscathed from the trade war between the United States and China, UK-based Oxford Economics said. "We expect US-China tensions and the resultant slowdown in Chinese demand to weigh significantly on Asia-Pacific's growth, especially in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia, where trade ties with China matter greatly. But India and the Philippines, which have less trade with China, will hardly be affected," Oxford Economics economists Louis Kuijs and Priyanka Kishore said in a Nov. 20 report titled "2019 outlook still positive despite US-China ...Keep on reading: UK think tank: US-China spat won’t drag down PH growth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

China to boost grain imports from ‘Belt & Road’ countries amid Sino-US trade spat — official

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING — China aims to step up grain imports from countries linked by President Xi Jinping’s project to create a modern-day Silk Road, seeking to diversify supply sources amid a trade war with the United States, a key cabinet researcher said on Wednesday. With demand rising, countries included in Xi’s ambitious ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ have […] The post China to boost grain imports from ‘Belt & Road’ countries amid Sino-US trade spat — official appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Sear group: Revoke China Telecom-Udenna’s interim 3rd telco status

The disqualified bidder backed by Ilocos politician Luis "Chavit" Singson has asked the selection committee to revoke the provisional third telco status of the venture between Dennis Uy's Udenna Corp. and China Telecom, and potentially declare a bidding failure. This emerged as Singson's LCS Group together with TierOne --- collectively known as the Sear Telecommunications Consortium --- filed its appeal before the National Telecommunications Commission(NTC) on Friday. In its appeal, it assailed Udenna-China Telecom's telco franchise holder, Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. [Mislatel], for breach of contract and submitting "sham" documents to the NTC. "Sears Telecoms Consortium is thus...Keep on reading: Sear group: Revoke China Telecom-Udenna’s interim 3rd telco status.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China s economic slowdown

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed concerns that China’s weakest economic growth since the global financial crisis could spill into other emerging markets and destabilize US financial markets. Source link link: Mnuchin dismisses risk of contagion from China's economic slowdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Global trade wars risk millions of jobs – WTO chief

LONDON, United Kingdom – Escalating trade wars "pose real risks" to the global economy, potentially threatening millions of jobs, head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevedo warned in a London speech on Wednesday, October 17. US President Donald Trump is locked in a trade war with China , rolling out billions of dollars in tariffs in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Things are heating up in the South China Sea

RICARDO SALUDO IT’s been slow in coming. But next month, the United States Navy, maybe with some allied warships in tow, will stage what it bills as its largest defense exercise in the South China Sea — bringing the superpower confrontation between Washington and Beijing to a more intense and potentially explosive level. America’s apparent… link: Things are heating up in the South China Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

PBA: Mike Harris 'Couldn t care less' about his 44 point, 27 rebound effort

Alaska Aces import Mike Harris shrugged off his 44-point, 27-rebound performance that helped his team get the win over the still winless Columbian Dyip at the Cuneta Astrodome.  The scoring forward did it all, unleashing the full repertoire of slashing lay-ups, controrted shots and a couple of three-pointers. He definitely looked like one of the best reinforcements in the PBA Governors' Cup. For him, the gaudy numbers were never really the story, instead focused on the win that helped them inch closer to a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs. "[I] couldn't care less," Harris said jokingly. "The only thing for me is the win. We played really bad the last game against Magnolia which is I mean credit to them they're a really good team." Just like what his coach Alex Compton said that the team was not playing at the level they were expected to, the swingman echoed the sentiments and was kind of disappointed at some instances of the game. "It happens in the NBA sometimes. Top teams play bottom teams and you play down and instead playing to that level.  Being one of the candidates for Best Import of the Conference, norming 28.50 points, 21.13 rebounds, and 2.13 assists per game in eight outings, the 35-year old said that chasing individual awards is already past him and he is just focused on the ultimate team goal. As an international journeyman, having stops in the NBA and multiple teams abroad, Harris has tallied quite the resume, including the NBA G-League MVP back in 2010, another MVP in Puerto Rico's top league, and a title in China.  "Because ultimately winning a championship, one person can't win a championship. And so, that's not been my focal point. Mine's been to see the guys on the team, see what's their strength and weaknesses are and continue to help them develop their weaknesses and turn them into strengths." When asked if he is already among the long list of great Alaska imports that include Sean Chambers, Diamon Simpson, Devin Davis, and the like, the 6'5 Harris mentioned that he has not proven himself at this part of the world, but would happily want to.  "And like I said, it's one game at a time. That list, I'm pretty sure it's great. Those guys won a championship so we go to the regular season and we lose in the finals, I wouldn't put myself in there." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018