The increase was driven by a 13 percent jump in Chinese exports to the United States, according to customs office data.
Investors are rattled by rising interest rates that could trigger a slowdown in the global economy.
Tim Cook has been in Shanghai and Beijing, showing he remains committed to China.
Amid a trade war, one analyst said the president wants to avoid being blamed for a GOP loss in Iowa.
A satirical Swedish TV skit talked about Chinese tourists vandalizing monuments and eating dogs. Beijing was not amused.
Beijing urges “mature political leaders in the U.S.” to “come back to their senses.”
Many think President Trump is trying to thwart China’s rise — and that adds another layer of complications to the trade war.
Nur Bekri, a Uighur and the head of the National Energy Administration, is being probed for corruption.
The biggest Christian “house church” in Beijing has been closed down.
The North Korean leader's Singaporean hosts seemed to be daring Kim to think big ahead of his summit with Trump.