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Latest US-China interactions and local government update

This week, we’re on the line with Owen Haacke, our Chief Representative in Shanghai. First we get the lowdown on the latest US-China interactions and tariffs, then we get a quick update on what’s new at the local government level...

/ August 19, 2019

What is 5G and why does it matter for the US and China?

Media narratives about 5G are often couched in the language of a race, or clouded by concerns of national security. But what exactly is 5G? To understand the terms of the debate we spoke with Naomi Wilson. Naomi is the...

/ August 16, 2019

Details from the last negotiations and measures on the domestic business environment

This week, we talk with Lipei Zhang, USCBC’s Deputy Director in Beijing. First up, some on-the-ground details from the trade negotiations that went sour in Shanghai two weeks ago. After that, we talk about new measures aimed at improving the...

/ August 12, 2019

A new list of tariffs and a look at blacklists

"Biggest impact is that it is unclear now if the Chinese delegation will go to the US in September for the 12th round of talks. China has been quite affirmative the increase in tariffs will not help with future talks...

/ August 5, 2019

The domestic business environment and a look forward to CIIE

"This year, the [CIIE] exhibition space has been increased to more than 300,000 square meters and it creates a platform for companies to launch their new products, technologies, and services."

/ July 30, 2019

Why Chinese investment has taken a global nosedive

"You either have to hope for a very long shot of a truly global increase in the renminbi, or you have to hope for a stabilization in the US-China relationship."

/ July 25, 2019

Ongoing trade talks, China’s economy, and making the FIL a reality

This week, we’re headed to Shanghai. We’ve got Owen Haacke, USCBC’s Chief Representative in Shanghai, on the line. Three topics to cover; first the latest from US-China trade negotiations. Second, what to make of new data on the Chinese economy....

/ July 22, 2019

NDRC’s business environment regulations, Zhong Shan, and unreliable entities list

This week, we’re catching the latest from Beijing, but from someone new! As our VP for China Operations Jake Parker is headed stateside, we have Lipei Zhang, USCBC’s Deputy Director in Beijing on the line. First, we talk the NDRC’s...

/ July 17, 2019

Li Keqiang speech, Encryption Law, and trade negotiations update

We’re back on the line with Jake Parker in Beijing this week. First, we get the important parts from Li Keqiang’s recent speech, then we break down the classifications within the new draft of the Encryption Law, and last, we...

/ July 8, 2019

US-China trade negotiations are back on, but what’s next?

Further tariffs have been taken off of the table for now, but little is known about how renewed negotiations will play out. Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute weighs in on negotiations and alternative strategies for...

/ July 4, 2019