US and Chinese senior government officials announced movement on key business issues during this year’s plenary session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), an annual high-level discussion on business, commercial, and trade topics held this year in Beijing.
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Accelerating the adoption of vehicle emission standards and promoting natural gas development were among key commitments agreed upon by US and Chinese representatives in a joint statement released at the end of Vice President Joseph Biden’s December visit to Beijing.
During his trip to Asia earlier this month, Vice President Joseph Biden held a full day of meetings in China, marked by detailed discussions with key Chinese government officials including President Xi Jinping, Vice President Li Yuanchao, and Premier Li Keqiang as well as a
At a breakfast co-hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in Beijing, Vice President Joe Biden urged China to establish a level playing field for foreign and private businesses operating in China.
As the US government shutdown shuttered many federal offices in Washington and forced President Barack Obama to cancel a much-heralded trip to Asia, China took a lead role at this year’s annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
US officials continued to push for the lowering of trade and investment barriers into China at the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) mid-year review, which took place in Beijing on September 11.
Over the last several weeks, the United States and China through the Innovation Dialogue have engaged on a number of USCBC priority issues related to innovation and intellectual property (IP) protection – most notably High- and New-Technology Enterprise (HNTE) status.
China committed this week to begin substantive negotiations for a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) based on two key concepts included in the US model BIT and tagged by USCBC as essential – a “negative list” approach and “pre-establishment” treatment.