Shunned by Chinese, Thai tourism hotspot braces for rare slump | AFP

Hotels in Thailand’s most popular holiday island have been forced to slash prices with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as tourist chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and stronger baht.

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Huawei exec: Tech giant wants to be ‘transparent’

A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says the company wants to be open and transparent in persuading the U.S. government that national security concerns about its technology are unfounded. (Oct. 18)

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Trump hosts Italy’s president at the White House

President Donald Trump has welcomed Italian President Sergio Mattarella to the White House for talks. They are expected to discuss trade, digital taxes and countering Chinese trade practices they consider unfair. (Oct. 16)

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US suspends Tuesday’s Chinese imports tariff hike

The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products as a cease-fire is reached in their 15-month trade war. (Oct. 11)

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US, China held two days of ‘productive’ talks: Mnuchin | AFP

US and Chinese officials have made progress after two days of high-level trade negotiations,says US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “We have had productive two days of discussions,” he tells reporters just before top Chinese trade envoy Liu He is due to meet President Donald Trump. SOUNDBITE

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Trump upbeat on China; supports Syrian mediation

Donald Trump gives an upbeat assessment of ongoing talks between US and Chinese officials. As Turkey’s incursion into Syria continues, Trump also says the US has only two choices, either send in US troops or hit Ankara with financial sanctions. (Oct. 10)

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US, China to begin 13th round of trade talks

US and Chinese negotiators are scheduled to begin a 13th round of talks aimed at ending a 15-month trade war that is worrying global investors and weighing on the world economy. (Oct. 10)

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