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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

Trade negotiations, CIIE, and our Shanghai China Operations Conference

Progress continues on a possible Phase One deal with talk of the US reducing tariffs and some goodwill gestures from the Chinese side. The China International Import Expo (CIIE) saw broader US participation this year and the opportunity for some...

/ November 12, 2019

What was the Fourth Plenum and does it matter?

After a year and half of waiting and speculating, China’s Central Committee wrapped up its fourth plenary session at the very end of last month. Once the secretive, closed-door meeting finished, the results were shared with the public through a...

/ November 8, 2019

The Fourth Plenum wrapup and CIIE

Last week, China’s Fourth Plenum, a meeting of the Central Committee of the CCP, came to a conclusion. This has been the first plenum since February of last year, a longer gap than usual. To get the latest, we go...

/ November 5, 2019

Progress on a Phase One deal, tariff exclusion requests, and the Fourth Plenum

There’s been some progress on a Phase One trade deal that could possibly be signed by Presidents Trump and Xi at the APEC Summit in Chile and USTR is accepting tariff exclusion requests for Chinese imports on List 4 A....

/ October 28, 2019

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