Category: Bilateral Relations

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

China’s New Normal: An Indispensable Locomotive of Global Growth

Despite the country’s recent slowed growth, China will inevitably maintain its position as a hub for investment and business opportunities as it will continue to drive the global market.

/ May 20, 2016

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