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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

The G20 and newly updated negative lists

After the G20 summit in Osaka, we catch up with Jake Parker, our Vice President for China Operations in Beijing. First we cover the major developments from the G20 that are most important for foreign companies, then we get into...

/ July 1, 2019

Are more market openings in financial services on the horizon?

Why is this sector seeing openings in China while almost every other industry is facing tariffs and other barriers? This week, we speak with Angela Deng, a manager of Government Affairs at the US-China Business Council. Angela also covers the financial...

/ June 27, 2019

The G20, USCBC’s local engagement, and foreign investment negative lists

This week we have our Shanghai Chief Owen Haacke on the line. First, we cover the upcoming G20 meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi, including Chinese government tone around the summit. Next, we get up to speed with USCBC’s recent...

/ June 24, 2019