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Oil prices drop as hopes for U.S.-China trade progress wilt

10 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Oil prices slid on Thursday as hopes faded for any significant progress in U.S.-China trade talks that could dispel clouds over the global economy and gloom over prospects for weaker oil demand.
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U.S. passing Hong Kong human rights and democracy act will ‘punish the wrong people,' says ex-Trump envoy

U.S. passing Hong Kong human rights and democracy act will ‘punish the wrong people,' says ex-Trump envoy

10 monthes ago   |   By Politico

This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on Oct. 10, 2019. A U.S. bill that could strip Hong Kong of its special trading status by subjecting the city to an annual review of democratic freedoms would hurt Hongkongers and play into the hands of Beijing, according to a former top envoy for Asia in the Trump administration. In a wide-ranging interview, Susan Thornton, who served as acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said passing the bipartisan Hong Kong...
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U.S. stock futures tumble on report of no progress in Sino-U.S. talks

10 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. stock futures tumbled and the safe haven yen and the Swiss franc gained in early Asian trade on Thursday after a media report that the United States and China had made no progress in deputy-level trade talks earlier in the week.
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U.S.-China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks: South China Morning Post

10 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

The United States and China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks held during Monday and Tuesday in Washington, the South China Morning Post reported, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the meetings.
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