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Trump's Shifts on China Underscore Fragile State of Trade Talks - Bloomberg
2018-05-24 www.bloomberg.com President Donald Trump’s shifting positions on economic negotiations with China are confusing investors and once again raising the prospect of a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.... Read More...
Trump urges a new 'structure' for U.S.-China trade deal | Reuters
2018-05-24 www.reuters.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled a new direction in U.S.-China trade talks and said any deal would need “a different structure,” fueling uncertainty over current negotia... Read More...
China Inc returns to U.S. soybean market as trade tensions ease | Reuters
2018-05-24 www.reuters.com BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s state grain stockpiler has returned this week to the U.S. soybean market for the first time since early April, a sign Beijing is preparing to resume purchases as ... Read More...
Trump Administration Looks Into New Tariffs on Imported Vehicles - WSJ
2018-05-24 www.wsj.com WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is using national-security laws to consider imposing new tariffs on vehicle and auto-parts imports, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.... Read More...
US disinvites China from multinational military exercise
2018-05-24 www.cnbc.com The Pentagon says it has uninvited China from a multinational military exercise to be held this summer in the Pacific.... Read More...
Vigilance needed on fallout from US-China trade pact, says France
2018-05-22 www.ft.com France has warned that a trade deal between the US and China must not harm the EU, as the bloc seeks exemption from Washington’s planned tariffs on aluminium and steel next month.... Read More...
U.S., China Agree on Outline to Settle ZTE Controversy - WSJ
2018-05-22 www.wsj.com The U.S. and China have agreed on the broad outline of a deal that would save imperiled Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp., according to people with knowledge of the matter in both countries, as the two ... Read More...
Legislation to Curb Chinese Deals Moves Through Congress - WSJ
2018-05-18 www.wsj.com As President Donald Trump sought to forge a delicate China trade deal on Thursday, lawmakers from both sides of Congress looked set to advance a bill that would give the U.S. greater power to block de... Read More...
China looks to Merkel visit to boost 'mutual trust' amid global trade concerns | Reuters
2018-05-18 www.reuters.com BEIJING (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit China next week, Chinese officials said on Friday, at a time of rising global concern about protectionist trade measures undermining grow... Read More...
China's buyers balk at U.S. corn on trade fears, GMO controls | Reuters
2018-05-18 www.reuters.com BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s purchases of U.S. corn have slowed significantly due to worries the grain might be drawn into the trade spat between the world’s two largest economies, and as Chinese custo... Read More...
China offers trade olive branch by scrapping tariffs on US sorghum
2018-05-18 www.ft.com China’s Commerce ministry has axed anti-dumping penalties imposed on US sorghum imports, bolstering hopes that the world’s two largest economies can seal an interim trade agreement when negotiations r... Read More...
China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal
2018-05-18 www.nytimes.com In a prelude to an easing of trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, Chinese officials ended a monthslong delay by approving Toshiba’s sale of a majority stake in its lucrative microchip unit t... Read More...
China retreats from U.S. sorghum probe amid global market havoc | Reuters
2018-05-18 www.reuters.com BEIJING (Reuters) - China dropped its anti-dumping probe into imports of U.S. sorghum on Friday, beating a hasty retreat from a dispute that wreaked chaos across the global grain market and raised con... Read More...
China Casts Doubt on Report of $200 Billion Trade Deficit Offer - Bloomberg
2018-05-18 www.bloomberg.com China cast doubt on reports that it had offered to reduce its annual trade surplus with the U.S. by $200 billion through increased imports of American products.... Read More...
Senate Democrats Warn Trump Over Any Deal on China’s ZTE - WSJ
2018-05-16 www.wsj.com WASHINGTON—A trio of Senate Democrats on Tuesday urged President Donald Trump to reconsider providing any relief to China’s ZTE Corp., saying that any potential deal could undermine American national ... Read More...
U.S. 'looking for a deal' with China on trade: White House adviser | Reuters
2018-05-16 www.reuters.com WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is seeking a trade deal with China, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday as talks between the world’s two economic powerhouses resum... Read More...
CGCC Provides Testimony at Public Hearing on the Proposed Section 301 Tariffs on Chinese Imports and Voices for the Legal Rights and Interests of Chinese Enterprises
2018-05-15 CGCC China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) provided oral testimony at the public hearing in Washington D.C. held by Section 301 Committee regarding the proposed tariffs on approximately $50 billion ... Read More...
Public Comment Submission by the China General Chamber of Commerce - USA (CGCC)
2018-05-15 CGCC On behalf of Chinese enterprises in the U.S., it is our opinion that the Report made arbitrary assumptions of facts to reach a predetermined conclusion without any actual evidentiary support. We belie... Read More...
Testimony by the China General Chamber of Commerce - USA
2018-05-15 CGCC On behalf of Chinese businesses in the U.S., the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) appreciates this opportunity to provide our comments to the recent Section 301 Report on China’s Acts, P... Read More...
How the U.S. economy already feels the tariff squeeze
2018-05-01 Wall Street Journal The ambiguity in the trade talks between the U.S. and other countries is leading companies to delay hiring and spending plans.... Read More...
US-China Business Council Releases State Exports Report: US Exports to China Outpace Export Growth to Rest of World, but Trade Barriers Frustrate Full Market Access
2018-05-01 US China Business Council Following two years of decline, export from the U.S. to China has increased in 2017 of nearly $128 billion, supporting more than 1 million American jobs. China is among the top five goods and service... Read More...
Treasury’s foreign exchange report: another missed opportunity to address trade imbalances
2018-04-17 Peterson Institute for International Economics President Trump has made reducing the large US trade deficit his priority, yet he is delegating this duty to officials who lack any useful tools to impact the trade imbalance. Tariffs are the wrong t... Read More...
Trump China tariffs could hike prices for TVs, batteries by 23%, study shows
2018-04-17 USA Today American shoppers would pay about 23% more for TVs, computer monitors, batteries and printer ink and cartridges made in China if President Trump follows through on a tariff he has threatened to impose... Read More...
The element of surprise is a bad strategy for a trade war
2018-04-16 Peterson Institute for International Economics President Trump is now deploying the “element of surprise” in his trade war strategy, and in particular how he is imposing tariffs on China. This is not a good strategy because the United States has l... Read More...
Quotation of the day on the mercantilist-in-chief’s backward, upside-down ‘theory’ of international trade
2018-04-15 American Enterprise Institute Visiting Harvard scholar Robert Barro wrote on the Wall Street Journal, commenting that Trump’s straightforward theory of international trade suggests that the logic is backward. Trump’s theory is th... Read More...
Will China’s new trade/debt diplomacy strategy reshape the world?
2018-04-12 Center for a New American Security Mr. Cronin, Senior Director at Asia-Pacific Security Program, states that ambiguous “Belt and Road Initiative” still appears a mean by which China may dominate twenty first-century global supply chain... Read More...
Trade With China Isn't Our Top Economic Challenge. Donald Trump Should Tackle Automation
2018-04-12 Council on Foreign Relations The article highlighted that tariffs are going to harm American citizens. The tariffs will drive up consumer prices, increase costs for manufacturers and, finally, it could trigger a trade war. The ... Read More...
Business groups tell Congress to adopt a long-term strategy toward China trade
2018-04-12 Inside Trade The heads of three business associations told members of the Senate Finance trade subcommittee on Wednesday that a long-term strategy to deal with Beijing’s trade practices must quickly be adopted if ... Read More...
Dozens of industry groups appeal to Ways & Means leaders on Section 301 tariffs
2018-04-12 Inside Trade A broad group of industry associations is warning congressional leaders that planned tariffs aimed at combating Chinese intellectual property and tech transfer policies could be ineffective – and harm... Read More...
Trade With China Isn't Our Top Economic Challenge. Donald Trump Should Tackle Automation
2018-04-12 Council on Foreign Relations The nation’s central economic challenge is not trade. It is the rapid pace of technological change — through automation, robotics and digitization — that is changing millions of jobs and has left too ... Read More...
Trump’s trade spat: Time for a reboot
2018-04-11 Brookings Much of the discourse around U.S.-China trade tensions in the U.S. media and in my interactions with U.S. officials has treated the matter as if it were a single-player game, with the United States si... Read More...
Trade-policy folly: 5 ways President Trump’s efforts to placate the farm lobby are misguided
2018-04-11 American Enterprise Institute While it is easy to sympathize with U.S. farmers who are likely to be damaged by the administration’s trade proposals, and dangling the possibility of aid might placate the farm lobby, compensating fa... Read More...
Trump's New Tool To Punish China Economically
2018-04-05 Center for a New American Security Recent press reports indicate that Trump is planning to use a new tool to pressure China: The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), also known as the U.S. “sanction statute”. The IEEPA ... Read More...
In a U.S.-China trade war, who has more to lose?
2018-04-05 The Washington Post China has more to lose economically in an all-out trade war. The Chinese economy is dependent on exports, and nearly 20 percent of its exports go to the United States. But in politics, Trump has pro... Read More...
Fear of 'disastrous situation' in farm economy as China targets huge US soybean business
2018-04-05 CNBC Fears of an expanded trade war with China are spreading across the farm economy after Beijing announced it might slap a 25 percent tariff on American soybeans and other farm products. China buys roug... Read More...
A potential trade war is scary, but the US has a legitimate beef with China
2018-04-05 CNBC The U.S. is coming off as the agitator in what could turn into a global trade war. Yet in many ways, it is simply responding to what indeed has been an uneven playing field for decades. What the Whit... Read More...
Shrinking the Pie: The US-China Tariff War Could Get a Whole Lot Worse
2018-04-05 Atlantic Council If Trump’s administration imposes additional tariffs on Chinese products worth about $50 billion, China is forced to retaliate. In this regard, China imposed the tariffs on April 2 in response to US t... Read More...
U.S. Can't Count on Winning a Trade War With China
2018-04-05 Bloomberg 贸易战中,特朗普对中国产品征收高额关税,除引发中国报复性关税影响美国农业州经济 和美国大型制造商,包括:苹果、波音、通用汽车对中国的出口外,其政策本身还使进口中国原料 (刚和铝)的美国相关产业受害。美国在原料产地和销售市场无法轻易发生转移的情况下,想通过贸 易壁垒迫使中国在贸易政策和货币政策方面做出调整对自身经济也将产生损害。... Read More...
More than Soybeans: Trump’s Section 301 Tariffs and China’s Response
2018-04-04 Peterson Institute for International Economics The article analyzes the impact on the economy of the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by and between China and the U.S. Trump’s tariffs would cover products in which US imports from China were worth an e... Read More...
Trump and Xi Agree: Short-Term Gain for Long-Term Pain
2018-04-04 Council on Foreign Relations The article analyses the impact of the Trump administration on the traditional Chinese policymaking community. President Trump has introduced something new: not only unpredictability but also a comple... Read More...
U.S. Farmers Likely To Be Among Hardest Hit By Chinese Tariffs
2018-04-04 NPR China has become the largest customer for America's farm products, buying well over $20 billion per year. China bought more than $1 billion in U.S. pork last year. The tariffs threaten 25% tariff on p... Read More...
Goldman Sachs Interview: Excerpt from Top of Mind Issue 66: Trade Wars Equity 2.0
2018-04-04 Rhodium Group Narrative that Chinese pressure on US firms to transfer their technology in order to secure their place in China has amounted to a huge and unjust transfer of wealth, it does have merit. Daniel Rosen ... Read More...
Why a trade war with China would hurt the U.S. and its allies, too
2018-04-04 Brookings The article emphasizes that any trade war between the United States and China, will have impact on third countries. “Chinese product” that the United States imports has a lot of value-added from count... Read More...
Is America Ready for a Trade War with China?
2018-04-04 Kissinger Institute on China and the United States The article focuses on the Chinese riposte to the U.S. tariffs. The author pointed out that there will be long and hard negotiations between the countries. The article sums up to main ideas: a) ... Read More...
China cites Deutsche Bank report to dispute US trade deficit numbers
2018-04-04 The Economic Times A recent report by Deutsche Bank points out that the trade deficit doesn't account for hundreds of billions of dollars in sales made by subsidiaries that the US companies run in China. "The German b... Read More...
China Tariffs Could Wreck Republicans in November
2018-04-04 Bloomberg News China on Wednesday said it would issue 25 percent retaliatory levies on roughly $50 billion of U.S. imports, including soybeans, cars, chemicals and aircraft. These levies appear to be targeted at sta... Read More...
How Trump’s Tariffs Could Really Hurt China
2018-04-04 The Wall Street Journal It’s finally happened: U.S. President Donald Trump’s team has detailed $50 billion of tariffs on Chinese imports ranging from television sets to grenade launchers. China has responded in kind, with $5... Read More...
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: China tariffs amount to only 0.3% of US GDP
2018-04-04 CNBC Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Wednesday that China's new tariffs "amount to about three-tenths of a percent of our GDP. So, it's hardly a life-threatening activity," Ross said in a "Squa... Read More...
US-China Business Council statement on proposed Section 301 tariffs
2018-04-03 US China Business Council US-China Business Council president John Frisbie believes that the government has identified two correct areas of focus, namely, the Chinese technology transfer practices and protection of intellectua... Read More...
Hits and Misses in Trump’s New China Trade Policy
2018-04-02 Heritage foundation Trump’s WTO approach will be a long process, but it is very likely to succeed. America has a nearly perfect track record with the WTO and that usually when proper channels at the WTO are utilized, Chi... Read More...
Pork with a Side of Tariffs
2018-04-02 Atlantic Council China in imposing $3b tariff is showing willingness and ability to retaliate, while leaving areas of trade such as soybeans, which tariffs will have significant economic impact, untouched for now and ... Read More...
洛杉矶中资企业协会会长:特朗普政府开错“贸易药方”
2018-03-29 中国新闻网 针对美国总统特朗普近日做出对“中国制造”加税、对“中国投资”限制的决定,长期投身于中美经贸合作的张旭明28日在美国洛杉矶表示,特朗普政府的这剂“药方”显然是开错了。... Read More...
Interview: Unilateral sanctions can't cure U.S. trade deficit, says trade expert
2018-03-29 Xinhua Net NEW YORK, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Unilateral sanctions can't resolve the U.S. trade deficit problem but will instead significantly hurt businesses and consumers in both the United States and China, a tra... Read More...
CGCC Statement Regarding the Results of Section 301 Investigation
2018-03-27 CGCC Official website New York – China General Chamber of Commerce–USA (CGCC) is deeply concerned about the proposed actions of increasing tariffs on Chinese imports and adding restrictions on Chinese investments announced... Read More...
Local U.S. Officials Woo Chinese Investment Despite Trump Threat
2018-03-27 Bloomberg News With the Trump administration acting to squeeze China on trade, U.S. governors and mayors are delivering a different message to Chinese businesses looking to invest: Bring it on.... Read More...
中行美国区行长:靠关税保护生存的产业没长期竞争力
2018-03-26 人民日报 近日,美国总统特朗普在白宫签署总统备忘录,宣布将对价值600亿美元的中国进口产品征收关税,并对中国的技术转让和收购施加限制,引发了全球金融市场震荡。从特朗普政府近期采取的一连串对华“鹰派”贸易举措可以看出,美国政府将中美贸易不平衡的原因归咎于中国。但事实是这样吗?怎么看待中美贸易不平衡问题?中美经贸合作应该如何发展?记者采访了中国银行美国地区行长、美国中国总商会会长徐辰。... Read More...
美国中国总商会会长:中美贸易失衡根源不在中国
2018-03-24 海外网 近日,美国总统特朗普在白宫签署总统备忘录,宣布将对价值600亿美元的中国进口产品征收关税,并对中国的技术转让和收购施加限制,引发了全球金融市场震荡。从特朗普政府近期采取了一连串的对华“鹰派”贸易举措可以看出,美国政府将中美贸易不平衡的原因归咎于中国,但事实是这样吗?怎么看待中美贸易不平衡问题?新时代中美经贸合作如何发展?身为在美中资银行负责人、美国中国总商会会长的徐辰,结合自身工作经历,对这些问题... Read More...
美国中国总商会会长:贸易保护主义必伤害美自身利益
2018-03-24 中国新闻网 中新社纽约3月23日电 美国总统特朗普22日宣布将对部分中国商品加征大规模关税并限制中资投资美国。对此,美国中国总商会会长徐辰撰文称,美国贸易赤字有其内在原因,若推行贸易保护主义必将伤害美国消费者自身的利益。... Read More...
徐辰:对华征额外关税等于向美国消费者加税
2018-03-23 新浪专栏 惩罚性行动将给美国企业和消费者带来严重后果:对从中国进口的商品和服务征收额外关税等同于向美国消费者加税,贸易政策要最大限度地考虑广大消费者的利益。如钢铁和铝制品的原材料价格很大程度上会影响到美国的主要产业如罐装啤酒和汽车的售价。... Read More...
What They Are Saying: Support For President Donald J. Trump’s Section 301 Trade Actions
2018-03-23 The White House Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): “President Trump is exactly right this afternoon to propose a plan designed to punish China for its most flagrant trade abuses. I’ve called for such action... Read More...
Following President Trump’s Section 301 Decisions, USTR Launches New WTO Challenge Against China
2018-03-23 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Washington, DC – The United States is taking action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s unfair technology practices that run counter to WTO rules.... Read More...
Here’s what people don’t say about the US trade deficit with China
2018-03-22 CGTN Read More...
Section 301 Fact Sheet
2018-03-22 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Following a Memorandum from President Trump, on August 18, 2017, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of China... Read More...
FINDINGS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTOCHINA’S ACTS, POLICIES, AND PRACTICESRELATED TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER,INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND INNOVATIONUNDER SECTION 301 OF THE TRADE ACT OF 1974
2018-03-22 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) This investigation has been brought under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Trade Act). 1 Section 301 is a key enforcement tool that may be used to address a wide variety of unfair... Read More...
President Trump Announces Strong Actions to Address China’s Unfair Trade
2018-03-22 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Washington, DC – Today President Trump announced his decisions on the actions the Administration will take in response to China’s unfair trade practices covered in the USTR Section 301 investigation o... Read More...
Remarks by President Trump at Signing of a Presidential Memorandum Targeting China’s Economic Aggression
2018-03-22 The White House THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you everybody. This has been long in the making. You’ve heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me, and interviews where I talk about unfair trade practices. We’ve ... Read More...
Presidential Memorandum on the Actions by the United States Related to the Section 301 Investigation
2018-03-22 The White House On August 14, 2017, I directed the United States Trade Representative (Trade Representative) to determine whether to investigate China’s laws, policies, practices, or actions that may be unreasonable ... Read More...
Letter to President Trump from 45 trade associations representing some of the largest companies in the US
2018-03-18 45 Trade Associations As representatives of the U.S. business community, we continue to have serious concerns regarding China’s trade policies and practices, including market access barriers and statedirected investment po... Read More...
Comment from CGCC at the Section 301 Public Hearing on Octorber 10, 2017 in Washington DC
2017-10-10 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Proposed Testimony by the China General Chamber of Commerce - USA Relating to the Section 301 Investigation: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property... Read More...
Public Comment at the Section 301 Public Hearing on Octorber 10, 2017 in Washington DC
2017-10-10 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) The United States Trade Representative has initiated an investigation pursuant to the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Trade Act), to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Governmen... Read More...
How the U.S. economy already feels the tariff squeeze
0000-00-00 Wall Street Journal The ambiguity in the trade talks between the U.S. and other countries is leading companies to delay hiring and spending plans.... Read More...
US-China Business Council Releases State Exports Report: US Exports to China Outpace Export Growth to Rest of World, but Trade Barriers Frustrate Full Market Access
0000-00-00 US China Business Council Following two years of decline, export from the U.S. to China has increased in 2017 of nearly $128 billion, supporting more than 1 million American jobs. China is among the top five goods and service... Read More...
Treasury’s foreign exchange report: another missed opportunity to address trade imbalances
0000-00-00 Peterson Institute for International Economics President Trump has made reducing the large US trade deficit his priority, yet he is delegating this duty to officials who lack any useful tools to impact the trade imbalance. Tariffs are the wrong t... Read More...
The element of surprise is a bad strategy for a trade war
0000-00-00 Peterson Institute for International Economics President Trump is now deploying the “element of surprise” in his trade war strategy, and in particular how he is imposing tariffs on China. This is not a good strategy because the United States has l... Read More...
Trump China tariffs could hike prices for TVs, batteries by 23%, study shows
0000-00-00 USA Today American shoppers would pay about 23% more for TVs, computer monitors, batteries and printer ink and cartridges made in China if President Trump follows through on a tariff he has threatened to impose... Read More...

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