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The national security “toolbox” to counter China

National security concerns have come to the forefront of US policy toward China, including when it comes to issues formerly considered to be confined to the trade sphere. Ajay Kuntamukkala, Partner at Hogan Lovells, walks us through what tools the...

/ September 26, 2020

What do we know about the Unreliable Entity List?

Over the weekend, China’s Ministry of Commerce published the final Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List, laying out the details of how companies might end up on the list and what it would mean if they do. To get an...

/ September 22, 2020

Updates to China’s export controls and trade secret protections

The past week or so has had a few major developments, including updates to China’s export control catalogue, new regulations on trade secret protections, and a new China-led initiative on global data security. For the update on this and more,...

/ September 14, 2020

How important are Chinese students to the US education system?

Chinese students in the United States contribute around $15 billion a year to the American economy. But Chinese students now face a range of hurdles, from visa restrictions to currency fluctuations to the fallout of increased bilateral tensions. We speak...

/ September 9, 2020

Tariff exclusions, social credit, and expensive flights to China

This week’s catchup is a bit of a mixed bag, with some news on tariff exclusions, a look at some standardization of China’s social credit system, and a status update on air travel to China. We get the details from...

/ September 2, 2020

What came out of the Phase One deal review?

After some confusion about whether talks were going to happen at all, Liu He, Robert Lighthizer, and Steve Mnuchin held a call about the Phase One deal. To get an update on this and the response from the Chinese side,...

/ August 27, 2020

What’s going on with the Phase One deal?

Hot and cold rhetoric surrounding the Phase One deal has sent mixed signals about the future of the US-China trade relationship. With Phase One now officially in effect for six months, I spoke with our own USCBC analysts Jack Kamensky,...

/ August 19, 2020

What would a WeChat ban mean for US company operations?

This week, two major news headlines are in focus—the upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan, and a potential ban on WeChat. So, to get the download on both of these items, we’re on the line with our Shanghai director, Owen Haacke. Got...

/ August 18, 2020

What role does China play in US politics?

From its role as a punching bag in the presidential race to it being the target of executive, legislative, and judicial actions, China looms large in American politics. In 2020, that presence is overwhelmingly a negative one. Recent polling from...

/ August 5, 2020

A look at China’s new dual circulation strategy

Although a private measure of China’s factory activity jumped last month to its highest level since 2011, the Chinese economy is still dealing with the fallout from COVID-19. This is at least in part due to depressed global demand, curtailing...

/ August 4, 2020