Category: Bilateral Relations

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

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