(December 6, 2017) Agricultural authorities in China are speeding up the phaseout of highly toxic pesticides, announcing Dec. 5 that another 10 pesticides will be eliminated by the end of 2022. China will ban the production and use of aldicarb, phorate, and isocarbophos by the end of 2018; ethoprop, omethoate, methyl isothiocyanate, and aluminium phosphide by the end of 2020; and chloropicrin, carbofuran, and methomyl by the end of 2022.
President Trump cancelled his June 12 meeting with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un on Thursday, potentially threatening the pending trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. In a letter to the North Korean leader, the president accused Kim of “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward the U.S. Read moreRead More »
U.S. companies, and some households, look likely be celebrating lower taxes next year. In China, President Donald Trump’s first big legislative accomplishment is likely to prompt less good cheer. Read moreRead More »