"We must not let them fool us into thinking this new "law" is anything other than a shiny object that will do nothing to stop Chinese state-directed actors' continued assault on USA companies' intellectual property and trade secrets", Rubio said.
Chinese exports saw the steepest fall in three years in February, adding to worries about growth in the world's second largest economy.
If the sharp plunge in China's exports in February shows anything, it's that a gap is opening between what the country is shipping out and its still resilient imports of major commodities.
China's foreign trade of goods fell 13.8 percent year on year in February to 266.36 billion USA dollars, customs data showed Friday.
However, analysts caution it is hard to compare trends in China's data at the start of the year due to the Chinese New Year holiday, which came in early February this year and can affect business activity. On Wednesday, the USA reported its goods trade deficit with China surged to an all-time high previous year, underlining one of the key sticking points.
USA stocks dropped with the dollar on Friday, after a report showed that US hiring unexpectedly tumbled in February with the economy adding just 20,000 jobs.
Imports of copper concentrate continued to rise sharply, up 25% from a year ago to 1.93m tonnes last month.
China and the USA are reported to be close to an accord that would end their nine-month trade dispute after progress in the negotiations led Washington to delay raising punitive tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, originally scheduled to take effect from the start of this month.
China put its surplus at a lower but still record US$323.3 billion.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters outside the White House, in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2019.
Willems said the two countries had made progress in talks but that there was still much more to be done.
Speaking at a press conference in Beijing Saturday the Chinese vice commerce minister said both sides are working toward a deal that is "equal and fair".
There is little point in looking at the February trade numbers in isolation, given the impact on trade flows caused by the timing of the Lunar New Year holidays.
He noted the US Treasury Department had declined many times to label China a currency manipulator in its semi-annual report on worldwide exchange rates. After averaging the first two months data to smooth the holiday fluctuations, shipments still dropped nearly 5 percent. For the Chinese, any summit would basically be a signing ceremony, it said.
Actual growth last year slowed to 6.6 percent, and is expected to cool further to 6.2 percent this year.
A photo of United States President Donald Trump with a woman at a Super Bowl party emerged on Friday and is causing quite a stir. During last month's Super Bowl, President Donald Trump hosted a soon-to-be notable guest at his Palm Beach, Florida club.
His attorney, Steve Greenberg, said he could not discuss the child support payment because of a judge's gag order in that case. The musician was arrested on Wednesday over the unpaid support for three children he has with Andrea Lee , his ex-wife.
The ED filed money laundering cases against them and others on February 15 on the basis of an FIR registered by the CBI. Both left the country last January, before the CBI could launch a probe into the alleged fraud.
Lawmakers expressed outrage, warning that Omar was peddling in age-old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews having dual loyalties. It is unclear if the Cruz resolution, unlike the House version, will call out Omar or any members of Congress explicitly.
The day Smollett was at the hospital, his arrival and the alleged attack were all over the news, the worker said. Information leaks in the Jussie Smollett case has the Chicago Police Department investigating itself.
According to a report from Jeff McClane of the Philadelphia Inquirer , Bennett is on his way out of the City of Brotherly Love. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries.
A Villa statement read: " Aston Villa Football Club is appalled by the disgraceful attack on Jack Grealish during today's game. Grealish then got his revenge in the second half, when he scored a left-footed goal to give Villa a 1-0 lead away from home.
The pair has combined to score Burnley's last 9 goals in the Premier League , of which Barnes has scored 5. Overall, nine of Liverpool's 14 fixtures here have seen the hosts strike three times or more.
Dollar stores overall have enjoyed a decade of strength as consumers focused on buying cheap goods in the wake of the recession. Family Dollar will be closing almost 400 stores over the next several months around the country.
Fewer new jobs in United States as labour market tightens
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Meghan appointed to new role at Queen’s Commonwealth Trust
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ISIS bride Shamima Begum's baby has reportedly died
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez announce engagement
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Trump Says Good Relations Remain with Kim Jong
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Charlotte Russe closing all stores as liquidation sales begin
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SpaceX Crew Dragon returns from ISS to Earth
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