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There are no winners in Trump’s economy, only non-losers and big losers who are getting clearer by the day
OPINION: In backing down from a fight with China, Trump has yet again shown that he's willing to abandon his base and make decisions that favor the interest of big corporations. So far that has meant that a lot of structural issues in the US economy have gone unaddressed, a loss for everyone.
President Donald Trump's deal with the Chinese on trade signals a good move away from a trade war, but it is not a guarantee that the president won't reverse course and start a fight with China again.
North Korea has measurably gained from its diplomatic offensive by forging closer ties with China, and, as President Donald Trump has acknowledged, seemed to get Beijing to ease off sanctions. Trump's main achievement on North Korea so far has been getting China to adhere to international sanctions.
President Donald Trump and other administration officials spent Monday morning touting the deescalation of trade tension with China but did not offer any details on the deal to help smooth things over.
Trump calls out China for helping North Korea — and it highlights how Kim Jong Un is winning the talks
ANALYSIS: If Kim Jong Un's diplomacy has bought him more economic support from China, then he's gained a massive boost for the talks. If Kim drives a wedge between Washington and Beijing, there's little else President Trump can do to pressure North Korea besides war.
China's firm stance and refusal to budge apparently didn't scrap the talks, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emerged Saturday saying the trade war and associated tariffs were, for now, "on hold."
China’s social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips
The social credit system is made up of blacklists punishing citizens for bad behavior by preventing people from traveling, getting loans or jobs, or staying in hotels, and also by limiting internet access. A national system that scores citizens has been compared to "Black Mirror."
A school in China is monitoring students with facial-recognition technology that scans the classroom every 30 seconds
The system is analyzing students' emotions and actions in the classroom to tell whether they are happy, angry, or confused and to monitor whether they are working or sleeping at their desk. The facial-recognition technology has also replaced ID cards and wallets at the library and canteen.
Beijing lands nuclear bombers in the South China Sea in a clear sign that it’s pushed out the US without firing a shot
China's landing nuclear-capable bombers on artificial islands that it said it wouldn't militarize sends a message to its neighbors and the US: Beijing has won the battle of the South China Sea without firing a shot.
Senate Republicans are warning Trump about the risks of his plan to get Chinese smartphone giant ZTE back in business
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are skeptical that President Donald Trump is up to the task of properly assessing and combatting the security risks posed by Chinese smartphone maker ZTE, suggesting the White House is taking a predominantly economic approach to resolve disputes with one of the world's largest smartphone companies.