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Cybersecurity regulation updates, Section 301 tariffs, and Craig Allen’s next trip to China

This week, we chat with Jake Parker in Beijing to get an update on a range of issues. Up first, a spate of drafts are available for comments on cybersecurity and personal information transfer and you can find links below....

/ June 17, 2019

Chynna Hawes on Intellectual Property Rights in China

Intellectual property rights and protections are a major issue in China, especially for foreign businesses. How have understandings of intellectual property in the country evolved over the decades? To get an answer, we spoke with Chynna Hawes, who is a...

/ June 12, 2019

Trade talk update, section 301 hearings, and effects of the unreliable entities list

This week, due to some unforeseen technical difficulties, we skip the trip to China and stay in Washington instead. We have a quick catchup with Erin Ennis, the Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council to get the latest...

/ June 10, 2019

The Unreliable Entities List, a new white paper, and shifting supply chains

This week, USCBC’s VP for China Operations Jake Parker is in Washington, so we aren’t headed to China at all! While he’s in the office, we grabbed him to talk about the new Unreliable Entities List, a new white paper...

/ June 5, 2019

A shifting media environment, China’s trade retaliation, and Huawei implications

This week we catch up with Jake Parker, our head of operations in Beijing. Three main topics on the table; a negative change in tone in Chinese state media, Beijing’s response to the new list of tariffs on $300 billion...

/ May 20, 2019

Trade talks, impacts, and retaliation

This week, we talk with Owen Haacke, USCBC’s head in Shanghai. First, we get an update on the trade talks between the US and China that closed last Friday, then we dig into some of the consequences–negative impacts on companies,...

/ May 13, 2019

CBIRC’s 12 measures, a tweet complicates trade talks, and the State Export Report

This week we talk with our Beijing head and VP of China Operations, Jake Parker. First up, China’s banking and insurance regulator has 12 new measures on opening up the country’s financial sector. Next, the President has been tweeting, throwing...

/ May 6, 2019

Business environment in China, potential presidential meeting, NPC amendments, and the Belt and Road Forum

This week we sit down with USCBC’s Shanghai chief Owen Haacke to talk about a range of issues. First up, some details on the business environment and USCBC’s engagement with provincial governments. Next up is the potential of a Trump-Xi...

/ April 29, 2019

First quarter GDP, enforcement mechanisms, and Foreign Investment Law followup

This week, we have a chat with Jake Parker, head of the Beijing office of USCBC. First on the docket is China’s Q1 economic data; why did growth slightly beat expectations? Next up is enforcement; in a final trade deal...

/ April 22, 2019

Podcast: USCBC meets with Zhejiang Governor, environmental enforcement, and the China Development Forum

This week, we catch up with Owen Haacke, our Chief Representative in Shanghai. The US-China Business Council led a delegation of its member companies to meet with the Governor of Zhejiang Province, Yuan Jiajun. Environmental enforcement has also been a...

/ April 19, 2019