US companies plan to ‘do more, not less’ business in China: Ian Bremmer

In a recent survey by the U.S. China Business Council (USBC), 45% of U.S. companies said they have felt pressure to make statements about political issues, with the pressure coming from both the U.S. and Chinese governments, as well as consumers. One-third of those who responded said that nationalism has increasingly played a role in consumer decisions, with heightened U.S.-China tensions.

China investment in the U.S. is down significantly, while U.S. investment in China continues at a slower pace as the result of an "unpredictable business environment," according to Doug Barry, USBC senior director for communications and publications.

Yet, even with those headwinds, Barry said his members report plans to increase investments in China, because ‘they don’t want to miss out, if growth in markets slows.’