China–United States trade war
The U.S. Treasury Department designates China as a currency manipulator.
President of the United States Donald Trump announces in a tweet that the United States will impose import tariffs of 10% on US$300 billion worth of Chinese exports starting September 1.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) bans Huawei scientists from reviewing submissions to its peer-reviewed journals, due to the "severe legal implications" of U.S. sanctions against the Chinese company.
China announces its intent to increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on $60 billion worth of imports from the United States effective June 1, 2019.
The United States increases tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of imports from China after no deal materialized prior to the midnight deadline.
Chinese authorities begin an investigation into American multinational courier delivery services company FedEx for allegedly undermining the rights of Chinese clients. The investigation stems from allegations by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei that FedEx attempted to divert the shipping route of its packages without the company's prior authorization which in turn has been denied by FedEx.