China Asks Australia to Join Regional Trade Pact despite Recent Economic Conflict

The Chinese government wrote to Australia asking for its support to join the Trans-Pacific trade pact despite the two countries’ recent economic tensions. “China’s accession to the CPTPP would yield large economic benefits,” Beijing’s embassy wrote in its lobby to …

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Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China due to Mad Cow Outbreak

Brazil, the world’s largest exporter of beef, has suspended beef exports to China, its biggest customer, due to mad cow disease found in two separate domestic meat plants on Saturday.  Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture said there was no risk to …

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Chinese Government Shuts Down American Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu

Chinese authorities have shut down the American Chamber of Commerce in the southwestern city of Chengdu due to unspecified reasons.  According to the statement from the Chamber that was seen by Reuters, it can “no longer carry out any activities …

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US Frozen Beef Exports to China Spikes Amid Australia Trade Tensions

Frozen beef exports from the United States to China surged after the latter’s tensions with its top exporter Australia broke out in April. U.S. beef exports increased to $107 million in July while Australian exports fell to $35 million. In …

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