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A more detailed look at the text of Phase One

After a signing ceremony at the White House with President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He, the text of the Phase One trade deal was released. We chat with our Shanghai Chief Representative, Owen Haacke to have a look at...

/ January 21, 2020

Signing the trade deal and looking forward to what’s next

This week, US and Chinese negotiators are scheduled to sign the “phase one” trade deal that’s been in the works for months. Once the ink is dried, what’s next for US-China bilateral relations? Where do we go from here? This...

/ January 13, 2020

The latest on the trade deal and forecasting 2020

As the new year arrives, what are the key areas to watch in China? This week, we have a special episode. First, we get the latest from Owen Haacke on the trade deal and other news, then we take a...

/ January 2, 2020

What does recent Hong Kong legislation tell us about the future of US-China relations?

The relationship between the United States and Hong Kong is in a period of increased scrutiny. The passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act has brought the trajectory of the US relationship with Hong Kong into focus...

/ December 20, 2019

What’s in the trade deal?

After months of negotiations, the United States and China have come to a preliminary deal. What all is in it? Reporting indicates that the deal is broken into seven chapters and covers a range of issues from intellectual property rights...

/ December 16, 2019

Can we expect new tariffs on December 15?

Negotiators are still hashing out whether or not we’ll be seeing a new tranche of tariffs go into effect on the 15th, but both sides have been messaging progress. In a more weedsy segment, we also take a look at...

/ December 10, 2019

How China’s reaction to the Hong Kong bill might impact a trade deal

After the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, China responded by suspending visits of US warships to Hong Kong and imposing sanctions on several NGOs. Will these actions spill over into the trade negotiations? We get...

/ December 3, 2019

Talks continue and a look at intellectual property protection

Officials from both the US and China are holding out hope on the possibility of a ‘phase one’ deal, though the cancellation of the APEC summit has left a void about when and if state leaders might meet. Meanwhile, a...

/ November 25, 2019

Negotiations update and legislation on China’s business environment

Has there been any progress towards a trade deal? This week, we chat with Lipei Zhang, USCBC’s Deputy Director in Beijing. First we get the latest on US-China negotiations and then we turn to some legislative updates from China on...

/ November 18, 2019

Bonus: Matt Margulies on the highlights from CHOPS

After the conclusion of our annual China Operations Conference (CHOPS) in Shanghai, we took a few minutes to chat with Matt Margulies, USCBC’s VP for China Operations. The main takeaways were on positive company sentiment towards the China market, the...

/ November 15, 2019