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USCBC Statement on Proposed Legislative Actions on Hong Kong

"Hong Kong has long been an important city for US businesses operating in the Asia-Pacific region. Hong Kong's commitment to free trade and strong legal protections have helped it become an attractive investment destination and international business hub."

USCBC Discourages A Premature Withdrawal From Trade Agreement With China

“It would be extremely destabilizing if the president pulled out of the agreement without giving the Chinese a chance to meet their commitments,” said Craig Allen, president of USCBC. “So far, China seems to be operating in good faith and has sought no modifications to its purchase commitments despite its ability to request them.”

USCBC in the News

Hong Kong “collateral damage” in US-China trade war

US companies invest in Hong Kong because of its special status, its geographic location and market-based economic system. “Any change to this status quo would irreparably damage American global business interests,” says the US-China Business Council in a statement.

Cui Tiankai reassures US residents of HK

Hong Kong is often a transfer point for US exports ultimately destined for the Chinese mainland, according to the"2020 State Export Report," a study released by the US-China Business Council in April. There was a 16.2 percent decline in US exports to Hong Kong, knocking it off the top 10 list last year, but Hong Kong remained a top-five services export market for Alaska in 2018 and a top-five goods export destination for New York state ($5.4 billion) and Vermont ($198 million) in 2019, according to the...

Legislation to Punish China for Coronavirus Is on Track to Outpace Counterterrorism Proposals After 9/11

But it took nearly a year and a half for Congress to file roughly 130 such measures in the wake of 9/11, according to Anna Ashton, the head of government affairs at the U.S.-China Business Council.

"I think a lot of it is political posturing. But that doesn't mean it is unfounded political posturing," Ashton told Newsweek. "I think it certainly makes sense people are questioning how the outbreak unfolded and how it was initially handled."