China Market Intelligence

May 21st, 2018
By USCBC Staff

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He’s official meetings in Washington are expected to wrap up today, following a high-profile meeting with President Trump on Thursday. While no official outcomes have yet been announced, the China’s Ministry of Commerce today terminated its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into US sorghum exports, after earlier this week taking positive steps on reviews of two US-related acquisitions.
USCBC will report on outcomes of the trade talks when...

May 16th, 2018
By USCBC staff

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in March appointed four new vice premiers--Han Zheng, Hu Chunhua, Sun Chunlan, and Liu He--who each oversee various ministries. Who takes charge of various portfolios can provide clues to policy direction. While the responsibilities of Sun Chunlan and Hu Chunhua appear to roughly match those of their predecessors, Han Zheng and Liu He’s portfolios have seen interesting adjustments that may have implications for China’s economic and industrial policy...

May 16th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

China’s top leaders recently announced that its massive government reorganization has entered the second phase. But what was phase one, and what’s left in phase two before everything is in place?

The National People’s Congress (NPC) concluded in March with an announcement that the government would be reorganized to make it “better-structured, more efficient, and service-oriented.” The changes created a...

May 16th, 2018
By Summer Tan

Multiple legislative items are in the works that could significantly affect foreign companies in China as the National People’s Congress (NPC) begins a new five-year term, but long-term legislative priorities remain unclear ahead of the next five-year legislative plan, expected this fall.

The NPC Standing Committee published its 2018 Legislative Work Plan on April 27 outlining priorities that add clarity...

May 16th, 2018
By Meg Kelly and Anna Ashton

The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) is approaching a May 21 deadline to update President Donald Trump on its World Trade Organization (WTO) case against discriminatory Chinese licensing practices related to technology transfer and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR).

The administration initiated a request for consultations at the WTO on Friday, March 23 as one prong of its...

May 16th, 2018
By Jake Parker

Most Chinese stakeholders are bullish on the resiliency of China’s economy to US trade threats. An emerging Chinese view is that China is better prepared to weather a prolonged trade conflict than the United States.

This confident view is attributed to:

Reduced reliance on exports   In 2017, domestic consumption reached nearly 60 percent of China’s GDP growth, up from 35 percent in 2010...

May 16th, 2018
By Anna Ashton and Meg Kelly

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is in Washington this week for trade negotiations with the Trump administration, as USCBC reported to members on Monday. Liu’s delegation includes the new central bank governor, Yi Gang; National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chair Ning Jizhe; Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang; Ministry of Industry and Information Vice Minister Luo Wen; Finance Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao; Agriculture...

May 14th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will arrive in Washington, DC, Tuesday for negotiations with the Trump administration on trade issues that may last through the end of the week. The discussions are likely to cover the array of topics from a first meeting in Beijing two weeks ago, including reducing the US bilateral trade deficit with China, market access and investment restrictions, recent US sanctions on a Chinese telecommunications company, and improving technology and intellectual property...

May 8th, 2018

Although last week’s trade talks in Beijing for the most part sketched out opening positions that are far apart, a next round of discussions between the US and China may take place as early as next week, creating at least the possibility of a negotiation process that could temper the immediate implementation of tariffs or other sanctions.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced yesterday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He would visit the United States next week to continue...

May 4th, 2018

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. However, two documents are circulating that USCBC sources say accurately reflect positions presented by each side; if so, the gap to be overcome is wide.

Based on the supposed US document provided...