Category: Bilateral Relations

Is China a ‘Market Economy?’ It doesn’t matter.

The key to the current discussion is in what comes next. Many have argued over whether China meets the criteria under U.S. law to be treated as a market economy. A closer reading of China’s WTO accession protocol reveals that...

/ April 26, 2016

Obama Tests China’s Xi on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama will host China’s President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. This signifies at once the general and increasing importance of relations between Washington and Beijing, but also the specific need to address...

/ March 31, 2016

The Most Chinese Schools in America

By Tea Leaf Nation Staff In the 1970s, they came from Iran, riding the wave of the oil boom. Then in the first decade of the second millennium, they came from India, filling up graduate programs in business and science. Now, it’s...

/ January 13, 2016

Joel Moser on Shenzhen: The Next Hong Kong

Photo by blake.thornberry via FlickrWhen Joel Moser, founder and CEO of Aquamarine Investment Partners, a global institutional investor and manager of private equity, set out to meet possible partners and learn the real estate and energy infrastructure plans around Asia,...

/ November 23, 2015

The Perfect Time For a Visit

Chinese president’s US trip needs to address uncertainties in the relationshipby John Frisbie American voters likely do not go into the poll booth thinking about China, but they often hear about China from the presidential primary campaigns. Some candidates were even...

/ September 21, 2015
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China’s CITIC Antes Up $113 Billion for Silk Road Initiative

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese state-owned conglomerate CITIC Ltd. announced last week that it will invest upwards of $113 billion dollars into China’s “One Belt, One Road” (aka the New Silk Road) initiative. The money will come from its banking, securities,...

/ June 30, 2015

Jack Ma Calls on Small US Businesses to Join Alibaba

by Natalie Polk Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s founder Jack Ma introduced his new globalization plan aimed to engage small US businesses in cross-border commerce with China on June 9 in New York. For Ma, the new strategy is  “simple and...

/ June 12, 2015
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China’s Citic Makes Historic $10 Billion Deal

By Lauren Dodillet  Chinese state-owned investment company Citic Group announced that it will sell a 20 percent stake in its Hong-Kong based subsidiary Citic Ltd. to CT Bright—the 50-50 joint venture of Japanese Itochu Corporation and Thai Charoen Pokphand Group...

/ February 4, 2015
Grape Harvest

China, Australia Sign Free Trade Agreement

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met last week in Canberra to sign a landmark Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between their two countries. A decade in the making, the deal gives China the...

/ November 24, 2014
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US, China Take Action on Climate Change

By Lauren Dodillet US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a US-China agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions last Wednesday, wrapping up two days of bilateral meetings after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The deal pledges...

/ November 18, 2014