Tag: Bilateral Investment Treaty

What Congressional Elections Mean for US-China Trade

By Stephanie Henry Though China did not play a major role in many congressional midterm elections, the makeup of the new republican-led Congress may have a significant impact on US-China commercial and trade issues in 2015 and beyond. At the...

/ November 6, 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

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

Why an Investment Treaty with China Matters

By John Frisbie We are starting to hear a lot about a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China. Here’s hoping we hear a lot more. The United States and China restarted BIT negotiations last summer when China agreed to include...

/ March 31, 2014

China’s Steps toward Reform Influenced by Local Politics

By Norm Page  This summer, while Shanghai residents were frying pork on blistering hot sidewalks in People’s Square, the Chinese government took two steps toward a new era of rebalanced growth and long-term economic relations with the United States. These...

/ September 27, 2013

S&ED Update: US, China Agree to Negotiate Investment Treaty

Updated 12:50 pm, 7/12/2013 The United States and China agreed Thursday to begin negotiating a bilateral-investment treaty (BIT), which could open up more business opportunities for American firms in the Chinese market. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a...

/ July 11, 2013