Category: Bilateral Relations

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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

China Forms Infrastructure Bank Despite US Opposition

By Lauren Dodillet Representatives from China, India, and 19 other Asian nations gathered in Beijing last Friday to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China, which proposed the project last year, hopes the...

/ October 30, 2014

China, Russia Sign Pipeline, Currency Exchange Deals

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed 38 agreements promoting economic cooperation between the two countries on Monday in Moscow. Two major agreements concerned a natural gas pipeline and a yuan-ruble currency...

/ October 16, 2014

Chinese Opinions of America Up, but American Views Toward China Dimming

Pew Annual Survey finds 35 percent of Americans have a ‘favorable’ attitude about China By Andrew Gong American views on China are dimming, even while Chinese attitudes toward the United States have become more positive in recent years, according to...

/ August 7, 2014

China Signs Dozens of Deals in Latin America

By Elise Pietro Chinese President Xi Jinping signed dozens of deals in Argentina and Venezuela during his tour through Latin America. The trip, his second to the region since he took office last year, highlights trade between China and Latin...

/ July 23, 2014

China Inks Aviation, Auto Deals During Merkel Visit

By Andrew Gong China and Germany inked a series of trade and investment deals Monday during a meeting overseen by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Merkel had come to China for three days with a large...

/ July 8, 2014

US Treasury Secretary ‘Optimistic’ on Upcoming S&ED Talks

By Elise Pietro and Andrew Gong Updated 9:50 am, 7/08/2014 Saying that China should focus on “actually opening markets,” US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew discussed China’s economic reforms, a US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT), cybersecurity, and other issues central to...

/ July 7, 2014

The United States and China in a G-Zero World

by Ian Bremmer Editor’s note: In his book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, Ian Bremmer argues that the world has entered a period of transition. The United States, Japan, and Europe no longer have the desire or...

/ July 1, 2012

WTO Accession, Globalization, and a Changing China

The views of the Chinese government and public have changed over the years, but most Chinese believe the country’s World Trade Organization membership has benefited China.by Wang YongWhen assessing China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, it is helpful to examine...

/ October 1, 2011