Category: Politics

$9 Billion and Counting

A $9 billion decline in goods exports to China in a year may seem like just a number, but that total is comprised of small companies across the United States struggling to make difficult decisions in the face of tariffs.

Defining “Emerging Technologies”: Industry Weighs In on Potential New Export Controls

What exactly would qualify as “emerging technologies,” and how would the United States go about placing export controls on them? Feedback from industry and other stakeholders continues to inform this rulemaking process.

Belt and Road in 2019: Recalibration or Retrenchment?

Despite stressors, the most likely course for the Belt and Road this year seems to be one of recalibration. Economic growth in China is not the only engine driving expenditures on the Belt and Road; the program’s political support and...

/ April 1, 2019

Will China Fold on Structural Issues? An Algorithm says not any Time Soon.

Want to predict China’s policy changes? A new machine learning algorithm, called the Policy Change Index (PCI) for China, looks at the state-run paper People's Daily and is a leading indicator of China’s policy shifts from 1951 to the most...

The Handshake that Changed the World

Forty-seven years ago today, Nixon grasped the hand of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, an image that represented a sea change in foreign relations for the two countries. Lesser known, however, is the story of how those images were captured and...

/ February 21, 2019
President Carter and Vice Premier Deng at the Performance of American Arts

January 29, 1979 Performance of American Arts for Deng Xiaoping

In January 1979, Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping visited the United States, where the US-China Business Council arranged a performance of a range of American acts, including the iconic John Denver. Read more about the event and see the original...

/ January 28, 2019

Ghosts of Fukushima: The Evolution and Future of China’s Nuclear Power

The Fukushima Daiichi accident shaped not only Japanese but also Chinese public opinion, and dramatically altered Beijing’s plans for the expansion of its own nuclear energy program. Seven years later, however, China may be returning to ambitious plans for its...

/ October 23, 2018

Austin and the Midnight Pitch: Building Export Business with China

The city of Austin, Texas has developed a partnership with Chinese internet giant Alibaba to boost exports of US-produced goods to Chinese consumers.

/ September 11, 2018

Belt and Road: The Final Frontier

Chinese companies are expanding into space: China has bolstered its BeiDou satellite network to assist the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative.

/ August 10, 2018

Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to China’s Government Inspections

By Alexander Chipman Koty On July 6, China announced a campaign to inspect local governments and departments, signaling the central government’s resolve to implement core policies. The announcement, detailed in the State Council’s Circular about the Launch of Inspection Program for Departments and...

/ July 26, 2018