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Latest news on coronavirus and tariff reductions

With some offices returning to work this week and China announcing the reduction of some tariffs, there’s plenty of ground to cover. This week, we get the roundup from Owen Haacke, our Chief Representative in Shanghai. Relevant Links: Coronavirus: Grappling...

/ February 10, 2020

Coronavirus impact update from Beijing

This week has seen the number of coronavirus cases rise to 20,000, the completion of a new 1,000-bed hospital in Wuhan, and contributions and donations from a number of companies to help fight the virus. We get the latest on...

/ February 4, 2020

A look at the impact of coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus affects communities in Wuhan and the rest of China, we take a few minutes to speak with Matt Margulies, our Vice President for China Operations about the logistical and business impacts of the virus. USCBC is...

/ January 27, 2020

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