Chinese President Xi Jinping's administration "is trying to be very cautious," says a former assistant U.S. Trade Representative official. » Read More
The U.S. goods include pork, wine, fruit and steel.
"Rightly or wrongly, many Chinese are likely to interpret the Quad efforts and U.S. freedom of navigation operations in terms of new gunboat diplomacy."
Important U.S. industries have responded with consternation to the increasing risk of a trade war with China, dubbing it an unwinnable situation.
The $1.3 trillion spending legislation now only awaits President Donald Trump's signature.
McMaster is the second national security advisor to leave the Trump administration in just over one year.
Canada is upbeat about how NAFTA talks are playing out, but it will continue to develop its trade ties elsewhere, the country's trade minister said.
A major new spending plan for buildings, roads and power supplies should be the number one priority for the U.S. administration this year, according to a new CNBC survey of global finance chiefs.
"My greatest concern is that the president is dealing with each of these pieces in silos, without understanding how they all interconnect," she told CNBC.
The market is falling as investors are worried over the prospect of a trade war with China.
Investors were rattled after the Trump administration unveiled tariffs designed to punish China for intellectual property theft, imposing about $60 billion in retaliatory charges.
Commerzbank and Mozilla have suspended ad campaigns on Facebook following the data scandal that has seen more than $45 billion wiped off the social network's market value this week.
This weekend a Boeing 787 will take off from Australia and land in London around 17 hours later.
The asset management division of Germany's largest bank will begin trading on the country's stock exchange on Friday.
Asian markets closed sharply lower on Friday after global stocks took a hit on the back of fears of a potential trade war.
Ross Gerber of Gerber Kawasaki argues that Facebook has peaked and young users can't be fooled. Ian Winer of Wedbush says there's no other place to go.
The Trump administration says China's trade practices involve stealing American companies' intellectual property.
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice of John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as national security advisor replaces a restraining influence in the president's inner circle with a dedicated hawk.
The United States will deploy a record number of Marines to train in Australia as Washington seeks to counter what it describes as Chinese aggression in the region, Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said.