Top Chinese Official Plans U.S. Trip to Address Trade Friction

The visit by Liu He, center, to Washington next week comes as Trump administration officials have stepped up their criticism of Beijing’s trade policies in recent weeks. Jason Lee/Reuters BEIJING — President Xi Jinping of China is sending his top economic policymaker to Washington on Tuesday in a bid to reduce trans-Pacific trade tensions before …

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

A Teva Pharmaceutical drug manufacturing facility in Jerusalem. The company announced earlier this month it would sell a generic version of the drug Syprine at a lower price, but it’s hardly a bargain. Thomas Koehler/Photothek, via Getty Images When Teva Pharmaceuticals announced recently that it would begin selling a copycat version of Syprine — an …

Surfacing: At the ‘Hairdresser’s Fashion Week,’ Celebrating Black Beauty

SURFACING Meet the people who gather for the extravaganza known as the Bronner Bros. Show in Atlanta. “It’s a hairdresser’s fashion week,” said Dwight Eubanks, who had just stepped off the stage from judging the Champion of Weaves competition at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in Atlanta. Mr. Eubanks is a Bronner Bros. devotee …

Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers

President Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Friday. Tom Brenner/The New York Times President Trump on Friday condemned a Parkland, Fla., sheriff’s deputy who stayed outside the school he was patrolling while a shooting rampage unfolded inside last week, even as he insisted that his proposal to arm well-trained teachers …

Sports of The Times: Enough. Give Russia Its Flag Back, Then Make Real Changes.

The Olympic flag — rather than the Russian flag — was raised at a medal ceremony on Thursday night in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hilary Swift for The New York Times PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Now that the Pyeongchang Olympics are almost over, the International Olympic Committee has to decide whether Russia has done enough penance …

President Trump: ‘I Try Like Hell to Hide That Bald Spot, Folks’

President Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md., on Friday. A TV monitor showing him (and his hair) caught his eye. Pete Marovich for The New York Times For as much time as is spent trying to figure out what’s inside President Trump’s head, what’s on top of it has attracted …

Anbang Takeover Sends Blunt Message: China Wants to Fix Its Debt Problem

Anbang Insurance Group began as a modest car insurance company in 2004 and used cheap debt and financial engineering to become a financial force in just a few years. Thomas Peter/Reuters BEIJING — China’s top leader has a message for his country’s biggest deal makers that could reverberate throughout the financial world: Get with my …

What is Anbang? A Primer on China’s Fallen Deal Maker

Despite having a low profile even within China — until it bought the Waldorf Astoria — Anbang’s founder and several board members were well connected in the country, and used those connections to grow. Thomas Peter/Reuters HONG KONG — Anbang Insurance Group burst onto the global deal-making scene in 2014 when it announced a nearly …

Art Review: New Museum Triennial Looks Great, but Plays It Safe

Anupam Roy’s “Surfaces of the Irreal” (2018) depicts images of social and religious violence in contemporary India at the New Museum’s fourth triennial exhibition, “Songs for Sabotage.” John Muggenborg for The New York Times The New Museum’s fourth triennial exhibition, “Songs for Sabotage,” is the smallest, tightest edition of the show so far. Immaculately installed, …