Banners Removed, Media Event Canceled Amid NBA's Rift With China
Banners advertising an upcoming NBA preseason game in Shanghai were removed and a news conference by the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets was delayed indefinitely as China's backlash grew against a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager voicing support for the Hong Kong protests.
A conservative think-tank is urging caution amid trade talks with China as the Trump administration makes progress., but the long-term goals of Beijing remain questionable. One America's John Hines has more from Washington. Corn and soybeans are the most profitable crops for American farmers each year. While many rotate these two crops season to season, the ongoing trade dispute with China is affecting even routine decisions for farmers as they head to the fields this spring to plant. VOA's Kane Farabaugh has more from the Midwest state of Illinois. Despite an ongoing trade war with China, President Trump appeared confident in the U.S. economy, saying it's in a "strong" position. This comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 500 points after China imposed its own tariffs on the U.S. The gathering of world leaders plan to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from the global economy to climate change.