Category: Trade

A Short History of Trade Wars

Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been high lately. With the potential of a trade war looming, Sarah Pavlak takes a historical view of how these commercial spats usually pan out.

/ May 24, 2018

US and China Fire Shots in Mounting Trade Dispute

The United States and China have both fired warning shots on the growing field of bilateral trade disputes, though the most significant battle is likely still weeks away. While both sides have announced proposed tariffs on $50 billion in imports...

/ April 11, 2018

USCBC Gala 2017

USCBC Gala 2017 was held on Wednesday, December 6 at the Omni Shoreham Washington. More than 460 leaders from the business, government, diplomatic, and think tank communities were in attendance. China’s top envoy to Washington, DC, His Excellency Cui Tiankai,...

/ December 8, 2017

How to Protect Your Business from Trademark Squatters in China

Trademark squatting is a form of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement that is especially rampant in China. US firms are typically more vulnerable to trademark squatting in China because unlike the US, China follows the ‘first to file’ system rather...

/ November 17, 2017

Is China Really Opening Its Doors to Foreign Investment?

On January 17, 2017, the State Council issued a circular on a new foreign direct investment policy to open up China’s economic system. At first glance, it would appear that this policy is a reaction to the slowdown in China’s...

/ November 8, 2017

Preventing a US-China Trade War

The escalated tensions between the U.S. and China are raising concerns about a potential trade war. The fact is that the business relationship between the U.S. and China is vibrant and mutually beneficial, for the most part. American companies are...

/ October 4, 2017

Busting US-China Trade Deficit Myths

Without doubt, there are problems in the U.S.-China trade relationship. However, the current officially reported U.S.-China trade numbers are grossly inaccurate. They are based on outdated methods of data collection and calculation that were agreed to in the aftermath of...

/ September 26, 2017

USCBC 2017 Congressional District Export Report

The US-China Business Council’s 2017 reports on state and congressional district exports are out and their findings are clear – though China’s economic growth rate is slowing, it remains an important market for US exports and continues to provide growing...

/ September 11, 2017

USCBC hosts Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) Luncheon

On July 18th, the US-China Business Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the China General Chamber of Commerce - USA hosted a reception and luncheon in honor of His Excellency Wang Yang, vice premier of the People's Republic of...

/ July 19, 2017

USCBC 2017 State Export Report

The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) annual report on state exports shows that China continues to be an important destination for American goods and a significant contributor to US economic growth. "Since 2005, USCBC data reveals that US exports to China...

/ July 12, 2017