Google Huawei ban: Phone maker ‘blocked from using apps such as Gmail and Maps on its phones’//Bonnie Christian,Evening Standard

Google Huawei ban: Phone maker ‘blocked from using apps such as Gmail and Maps on its phones’//Bonnie Christian,Evening Standard

Phone maker blocked from using apps such as Gmail and Maps on its phones

Google has blocked Chinese communications company Huawei from using apps such as Maps and Gmail on its phones, it has been reported.

Huawei is one of a number of phone manufacturers who use the Google-developed Android operating systems on its phones and tablets.

The Verge has reported that Google has cut off Huawei’s licence – meaning it will no longer be able to use apps like Maps and Gmail and will not have access to security updates. Continue reading Google Huawei ban: Phone maker ‘blocked from using apps such as Gmail and Maps on its phones’//Bonnie Christian,Evening Standard

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Beijing calls for a ‘people’s war’ against the US as Trump threatens tariffs against another $300 billion of Chinese goods in all-out trade battle

Beijing calls for a ‘people’s war’ against the US as Trump threatens tariffs against another $300 billion of Chinese goods in all-out trade battle

The US-China trade war continues to heat up as Beijing calls for a “people’s war” against Washington, and President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods.

In a series of editorials and op-eds published on Monday, Chinese state media slammed the Trump administration’s “greed and arrogance,” and called for a “people’s war” against it. Beijing’s state-run media effectively serve as mouthpieces for the Communist Party.

“The most important thing is that in the China-US trade war, the US side fights for greed and arrogance … and morale will break at any point. The Chinese side is fighting back to protect its legitimate interests,” the nationalistic Global Times tabloid wrote in a Chinese-language editorial carried by Xinhua News Agency.

“The trade war in the US is the creation of one person and one administration, but it affects that country’s entire population. In China, the entire country and all its people are being threatened. For us, this is a real ‘people’s war.'” Continue reading Beijing calls for a ‘people’s war’ against the US as Trump threatens tariffs against another $300 billion of Chinese goods in all-out trade battle

China hits back in trade war with US

China hits back in trade war with US

London (CNN Business)China is striking back at the United States as the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies continues to escalate.
 
Beijing said Monday that it will increase tariffs on roughly $60 billion worth of US goods on June 1, including American cotton, machinery, grains and aircraft parts. More than 4,000 items are affected, most of which will carry tariffs of 25% — up from 10% when they were first levied last September.
 
The move follows Friday’s increase in US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports from 10% to 25%. The Trump administration, which has accused China of backtracking on previous trade commitments, sought to turn up the pressure on Beijing after months of talks failed to produce a breakthrough. But it’s not clear whether the return of tit-for-tat penalties will push Beijing toward a deal.
 
US and Chinese negotiators ended another round of talks on Friday without an agreement to resolve American concerns on market access and intellectual property theft.
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Trump Claims China Tariffs Help, Not Hurt US, Talks Still On

Trump Claims China Tariffs Help, Not Hurt US, Talks Still On

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 10, 2019 Updated: May 10, 2019
   
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on May 10 that trade talks between China and the United States were continuing in a “very congenial manner” despite new tariffs Washington imposed on Friday on $200 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing’s vow to retaliate.

In a series of blustering morning tweets, Trump also claimed the new tariffs will help rather than hurt the United States and bring “FAR MORE wealth.” He offered a proposal he said would ease any negative impact on U.S. farmers from lost sales to China.

U.S. and Chinese negotiators planned to continue talks on Friday in an effort to resolve the standoff after the United States raised tariffs on Chinese imports, escalating tensions between the world’s two biggest economies and rattling stock markets around the world.

“Tariffs will make our Country MUCH STRONGER, not weaker. Just sit back and watch!” Trump tweeted.

The talks in Washington were thrown into disarray this week after top U.S. trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused the Chinese of reneging on commitments they’d made earlier.

“China should not renegotiate deals with the U.S. at the last minute,” Trump tweeted. “There is no need to rush through negotiations because ‘massive payments’ the Chinese are now paying go directly into the Treasury of the U.S.” Continue reading Trump Claims China Tariffs Help, Not Hurt US, Talks Still On

US hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation

US hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation

American officials accuse Beijing of backtracking on commitments made in earlier rounds of negotiations.

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade tensions.

The Trump administration raised duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports to 25% from 10%. China’s Commerce Ministry said it would impose “necessary countermeasures” but gave no details.

The increase went ahead even after American and Chinese negotiators began more talks in Washington aimed at ending a dispute that has disrupted billions of dollars in trade and shaken global financial markets. Continue reading US hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation