Category: Bilateral Relations

China’s IP System was Improving Even Before the Trade War

Despite little progress on intellectual property in the trade talks and the difficulties of implementing reform, China is quietly revamping its judicial system to better protect both domestic and foreign IP.

/ November 6, 2019

Trending Toward Reciprocity: Enforcement of US Judgments in China

Landmark cases provide glimmers of hope in the absence of a formal policy of bilateral legal reciprocity.

/ September 6, 2019

$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.

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

The Trade War Is On Hold – But the Politicized Trade and Investment Climate Is Here to Stay

Although deals are being hammered out between the United States and China to help avert a trade war, even a best case scenario still entails the corrosion of trust in the trade partnership between the world's largest economies.

/ June 7, 2018

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

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