Category: Trade

UK, China Announce $3.9 Billion Deals Package

By Ellen Huber Britain announced on Friday that it would sign commercial deals with China valued over $3.9 billion at Chancellor George Osborne’s London meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, reports Reuters. The meeting occurred during the first ever...

/ September 16, 2014

IBM, Lenovo Deal Passes US Security Review

International Business Machines Corp. announced on August 15 that a US national security review panel approved its plan to sell its x86 low-end server business to China’s Lenovo Group Ltd. for $2.3 billion. After reaching the agreement back in January,...

/ September 5, 2014

China Invests Heavily in US Real Estate, Energy

By Stephanie Henry US governors are heading to China in increasing numbers to seek potential investors for public and private projects. Since 2009, US governors have led 58 trade missions to China, helping to usher in more than $34 billion...

/ September 3, 2014

Amazon Looks to Expand China Presence via Shanghai Free Trade Zone

By Ellen Huber Amazon.com will soon open a logistics warehouse and set up operations in China’s Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), according to an August 20 announcement reported by Reuters. The US e-commerce giant will also be allowed to ship...

/ August 28, 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

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