Category: Bilateral Relations

Study: Understanding the US-China Trade Relationship

Today, trade with China supports roughly 2.6 million US jobs

/ January 20, 2017

OpEd: What’s left to talk about?

In affirming in November that he will end US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade accord, as well as its European variant, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Trump has put down a marker: free trade is...

/ December 21, 2016

USCBC Hosts Third Annual Food Safety Seminar

Tuesday, November 22, USCBC hosted the third annual food safety seminar on the margins of the JCCT, along with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the US-China Agriculture and Food Partnership (AFP). First held in...

/ November 28, 2016

The Future of the US-China Relationship in Quotations: Statements made by President-elect Donald J. Trump

We have to bring back our workers. You take a look at what’s happening to steel and the cost of steel and China dumping vast amounts of steel all over the United States, which essentially is killing our steelworkers and...

/ November 9, 2016

2 WTO Complaints, 11 Raw Materials, and 1 Approaching Deadline

The European Union and the United States in July filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) new disputes against China regarding its raw materials export duties. Both complaints claim China export duties unfairly favor Chinese industry, which is against the...

/ October 24, 2016

Obama and Xi Meet at the 2016 G20 in Hangzhou, China

President Obama, accompanied by Secretary Kerry, met with world leaders in Hangzhou, China for the G20 Summit last week. Obama’s trip included a bilateral summit meeting with President Xi Jinping, which is the eighth and likely final time the two...

/ September 7, 2016

Obama to Visit China for G20, Separate Meeting with Xi

The Barack Obama-Xi Jinping presidential bilateral meeting, slated for September 3 according to Chinese sources, will be the penultimate chance for the two leaders to meet during the Obama administration. Accompanied by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and US Trade Representative...

/ August 31, 2016

TRADE FACTS: China’s Exchange Rate & US Trade Deficit

We often hear that China “manipulates its currency” and harms the US economy. Some say if we punish China as a manipulator or slap tariffs on Chinese goods it would reduce our trade deficit. In June, the IMF for the...

/ June 30, 2016

Video: Andrew Mackenzie on the benefits of free trade

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie told Asia Society on June 20 that globalization and free trade help the future of the economic relationship between the United States and Asia. Mackenzie was joined in conversation by the journalist Richard Lui.

/ June 28, 2016

S&ED to Prioritize Investment, Transparency, Economic Restructuring

US and Chinese government officials are gearing up for the eighth annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) next week in Beijing. Priority issues for negotiators regarding US industry include industrial overcapacity, investment liberalizations, intellectual property rights, and transparency. The talks...

/ June 1, 2016