Tag: trade talks

Canada, South Asian Bloc to Begin Free Trade Talks in Effort to Diversify From China

OTTAWA—Canada is launching free-trade talks with a major group of southeast Asian countries as it seeks to diversify from China and find new ways of coping with a snarled global supply chain. International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced the opening of formal trade talks late Tuesday with the Association of South East Asian Nations—known as…


CCP Mouthpiece Says Beijing Needs More Nuclear Weapons After Trade Talks

China’s hawkish state-run media Global Times said Beijing should increase its build-up of nuclear weapons after recent Sino-U.S. trade talks. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held an online meeting on May 26, the first trade talks for both countries since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January. Both sides…


US to Launch Trade Talks on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

WILMINGTON, Del.—The U.S. top trade negotiator will begin talks with the World Trade Organization on ways to overcome intellectual property issues that are keeping critically needed COVID-19 vaccines from being more widely distributed worldwide, two White House officials said Sunday. The White House has been under pressure from lawmakers at home and governments abroad to…