The Foreign Secretary spoke to business leaders about the UK’s role after Brexit.
Thailand takes up the leadership role during a troubled time for the region.
Dr Liam Fox said the CPTPP would be a "force for good” in the world economy.
Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam have finalised their membership.
President Xi Jinping struck a defiant tone in his speech today, marking 40 years since China opened-up its economy. Speaking to party officials, military personnel and businesspeople, President Xi said China’s current policy agenda will not change course, despite growing pressure from the international community and the US in particular to speed up reforms. “No... View Article
It’s been a busy day in China-US relations, with Beijing announcing that it was temporarily slashing tariffs on American autos and news breaking of another major Chinese purchase of US soybeans – the second in a week. China’s Ministry of Finance said it was removing additional tariffs on US auto imports for three months from... View Article
Global markets have responded positively to the news that senior negotiators from China and the US are in discussions about renewing trade talks, the Financial Times reports. According to a statement by China’s Commerce Ministry, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He have spoken on the phone about the promotion of... View Article
The arrest and likely extradition to the US of Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies, has sparked fears of further deterioration in US-China relations and the prospect of a new ‘tech war’. Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei company founder Ren Zhengfei and deputy chair of Huawei’s board,... View Article
Asian markets rose on Monday following news of a truce in the US-China trade war. US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping struck a deal during their highly anticipated meeting at the G20 on Friday, with both sides agreeing to suspend hostilities for a 90 day period to allow for more dialogue, the... View Article
US President Donald Trump has issued new threats to place tariffs on the remaining $267 billion of Chinese imports not yet subject to duties, Wall Street Journal reports. The latest development in the trade war comes ahead of the high-stakes meeting between President Trump and his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping, scheduled for the G20... View Article