The bungled effort to contain African swine fever could result in higher Chinese food costs for years and shows the limits of Beijing’s top-down approach to problems.
Keith BradsherChina just said today it was releasing 40,000 tons of pork from its government stockpile after half the country’s pigs died in an epidemic. But in a single typical day, China’s people consume 160,000 tons. Here is our story this morning on the epidemic.
A year and a half into the trade war, China seems to have a winning strategy: Stay tough and let the Trump administration negotiate with itself.
Keith BradsherWhen the phase 1 trade deal came out in October, it did not include a rollback of existing tariffs. China's hardliners pushed back -- and on Friday, the Trump administration relented.