Category: Bilateral Relations

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
Handshake

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
Wind Farm

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