Container ships in Oakland, California. On Wednesday, the US Commerce Department reported a 10-year high in the trade deficit. Photo: AP

US trade gap surges to a 10-year high at US$621 billion, including a record deficit with China

  • The greater reliance on Chinese imports may reflect an acceleration in economic growth last year from Donald Trump’s debt-funded tax cuts
Topic |   Trade

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Container ships in Oakland, California. On Wednesday, the US Commerce Department reported a 10-year high in the trade deficit. Photo: AP
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Beijing’s efforts to attract Chinese talent back to its shores and to grow its science and technology talent pool have cooled off as the trade war with the US has heated up. Photo: Handout

US-China trade war suspicions have had chilling effect on Beijing’s Thousand Talents Plan

  • Once a call home to thousands of Chinese overseas, scheme is overshadowed by mistrust as conflicts over tariffs and politics poison well of goodwill
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Beijing’s efforts to attract Chinese talent back to its shores and to grow its science and technology talent pool have cooled off as the trade war with the US has heated up. Photo: Handout
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