Category: Trade

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

Bilateral Investment Treaties: What They Are and Why They Matter

By Stephanie Henry The United States and China—the world’s two largest economies—agreed at the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue to restart negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT). But what are bilateral investment treaties (BIT)? Why do we need them?...

/ July 29, 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

Trading Up: High-Value US Exports to China Increase in 2013

Soybeans are still the United States’ largest export to China, but higher-value goods are starting to close the gap. By Christina Nelson  US businesses are exporting more goods than ever to China. In 2013, US exports to China reached a new...

/ May 19, 2014

A Testing Ground for Reform

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is up and running, but observers are still waiting for officials to implement reforms that would include broadening market access to foreign investors. By Lingling Jiang  Since the PRC government announced in September that it...

/ December 19, 2013

The Ethics of Intellectual Property in China

By Steven Feldman  Editor’s Note: This essay is excerpted from the book, Trouble in the Middle: American-Chinese Business Relations, Culture, Conflict, and Ethics and reprinted with permission of Routledge. Read an interview with the author here. The American-Chinese disagreements over...

/ October 24, 2013

China in 2013: A Year of Transition

China’s economy will continue to grow at a high rate, and the government will implement reforms incrementally.by Minggao ShenChina is entering a pivotal decade that could bring the country lasting prosperity. The 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party...

/ January 1, 2013

40 Years and Beyond

Productive commercial relations continue to need USCBC’s leadership. by John Frisbie There is no doubt that the US-China commercial relationship has progressed since the US-China Business Council (USCBC)—then called the National Council for US-China Trade—opened its doors 40 years ago....

/ January 1, 2013