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The download from USCBC’s board trip to Beijing

Last week, USCBC’s Chairman and President led a delegation to Beijing to meet with a Premier Li Keqiang, other Chinese officials, and CEOs of major Chinese companies. This week, Lipei Zhang has the wrapup of the event. After covering the...

/ October 21, 2019

Is it a deal? Is it not a deal? The latest on US-China talks

Last week, a Chinese delegation visited the US and there was talk of a “phase one” deal being struck, but some onlookers and participants are confused as to what exactly took place. What actually happened? This week, we get the...

/ October 15, 2019

Why the fintech boom happened in China

China’s fintech firms are now expanding globally. But why and how did the fintech boom happen in China in the first place? As it turns out, it’s a lot more than QR codes. Martin Chorzempa, research fellow at the Peterson...

/ October 9, 2019

We’re off this week, so some reading and listening recommendations!

Hi there! Due to the Golden Week holiday in China and a few other scheduling items in our DC office, we’re going to be taking the week off. In the meantime, check out some of our other podcasts and publications,...

/ October 7, 2019

What are zombie firms?

From 2008 to 2018, China’s nonfinancial corporate debt grew from $4.56 trillion to nearly $20 trillion. The IMF estimates that zombie firms constituted almost one tenth of all nonfinancial corporate debt in China in 2016. To learn more about what...

/ October 2, 2019

China’s 70th anniversary, bilateral updates, and some economic data

As China gets ready to kick off celebrations for its 70th anniversary, we catch up with Lipei Zhang, USCBC’s Deputy Director in Beijing. We get up to date on the latest in the bilateral relationship and take a look at...

/ September 30, 2019

How did last week’s talks turn out?

After a freshly concluded round of trade talks here in Washington, we figured we’d take a short detour and get the view from the US this week. We chat with USCBC Senior Vice President Jake Parker about what happened during...

/ September 23, 2019

Delayed tariffs, exemptions, and company sentiment

This week, Shanghai is on the line. We speak with USCBC’s Chief Representative in the city, Owen Haacke, to get up to speed on the latest developments. First, a note on tariff delays until October 15, then a quick look...

/ September 16, 2019

What is the corporate social credit system?

The social credit system is one of the more controversial and widely discussed topics in China coverage today. But how does this individual social credit system differ from the social credit system for companies? And how does it actually work?...

/ September 10, 2019

Laying the groundwork for new talks and a China Development Forum download

This week, we have USCBC’s Deputy Director in Beijing, Lipei Zhang on the line. First up is the ever-evolving latest news on the bilateral relationship. What can we expect before scheduled trade talks in October? Then, a short highlight reel...

/ September 9, 2019