China's central bank on Tuesday lent 200 billion yuan ($31 billion) to financial institutions via its medium-term lending facility (MLF), highlighting concerns over liquidity and potential economic drag from a trade war with the United States. » Read More
By: Cheang Ming
Shares of ZTE sank after the U.S. Senate passed a defense bill that had implications for an agreement struck with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker. » Read More
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in China on a two-day visit, Chinese state television said on Tuesday, his third visit to the North's major ally this year. » Read More
William Hobbs of Barclays says "the art of a deal" is more difficult to execute in politics as compared to the corporate world.
Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics says the definition of a trade war is elusive, but a breakdown in communication between the U.S. and China on the topic would be "worrying."
Divya Devesh of Standard Chartered Bank says a "full-blown trade war" between the U.S. and China is not expected but investors should still position themselves more defensively just in case the tension escalates.