Headlines alleging that a decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is looming, or by some counts, already underway, have appeared in the news cycle for several months now. Once an infrequently used term reserved for economists and electrical engineers, “decoupling” began capturing headlines in the fall of 2018 in an attempt to capture US-China friction in the trade sphere and has held on since.
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Given the size and complexity of the Chinese ecommerce market, foreign companies often struggle to root out operations selling unlicensed or counterfeit versions of their products.
Recent reforms to the operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) removed some of the controversial elements of earlier proposed versions, but strengthened and expanded the scope of CFIUS authority to review foreign transactions and tightens the export controls process.
Draft regulations related to China’s 2017 Cybersecurity Law may come into effect as soon as this month, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) conversations with government
Trade talks between the US and China ended today in Beijing with each side apparently staking out positions the other side is unlikely to meet. An optimistic interpretation is that the two sides have laid out opening positions and set up a process for negotiations to resolve trade tensions.
With the United States’ Section 301 investigation into Chinese technology transfer and recent ban cutting Chinese telecommunications company ZTE off from US technology for seven years, it is clear that technology issues are at the center of the escalating US-China trade tensions.
China has further tightened control on internet services by blocking internet access for some unregistered customers, according to US-China B
China’s cyber authorities have told the US-China Business Council that they are considering changes to draft rules that will determine how many companies may be subject to certain aspects of the Cybersecurity Law.
China’s new Cybersecurity Law goes into effect today, June 1, but with many implementation details undecided and companies uncertain about how to comply. In the meantime, Chinese regulators are responding in part to company concerns, even if the overall policy approach remains problematic.