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07/23/2019

The United States and China recently restarted trade negotiations, but it’s likely to be a slow and arduous journey getting to a final deal and a resumption of large Chinese purchases of American agricultural products, an expert on US-China business relations told Iowa Farm Bureau leaders last week in Washington, DC. “To be honest with you, where we are right now does not suggest any sort of quick resolution of the issues with China,” said Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business...

07/23/2019

Craig Allen, the president of the US-China Business Council, told the New York Times: "The Chinese hear from our state and local officials that they're welcome," with states like Michigan and rural economies having new factories and jobs created from Chinese investment. Allen continued: "What they're hearing from federal officials is quite different," adding that it's going to have a detrimental effect on poorer states. 

07/22/2019

Craig Allen, the president of the US-China Business Council, said the loss of Chinese investment would be felt predominantly in rural states where Chinese investors have bought factories and revived struggling businesses. “The not-so-welcome mat is out, and it is having a deleterious effect on relatively poorer areas in the United States that need jobs,” he said. “The Chinese hear from our state and local officials that they’re welcome,” Mr. Allen said. “What they’re hearing from federal officials is...

05/01/2019
Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, said the deal needs to address US complaints about Chinese...
04/30/2019
"It being mentioned in that forum at that level may foreshadow reforms resulting from US-China trade talks, allowing Beijing to...
04/30/2019
“It being mentioned in that forum may foreshadow reforms resulting from US-China trade talks, allowing Beijing to frame such...
04/30/2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been suggesting that the US and China are closing in on a trade deal. NPR's David Greene...
04/29/2019
Jake Parker, vice-president for China operations with the US-China Business Council, described Xi’s speech as “encouraging.” “...
04/29/2019
Now they see a glimmer of hope. "Substantial progress has been made in purchases and structural issues like foreign investment...
04/29/2019
In a letter to the President, the coalition says, “American businesses and farmers bearing the burden of the trade war have...
04/26/2019
Erin Ennis, a senior vice president at the US-China Business Council, agreed it was highly unlikely the report would label...
04/26/2019
“The growth of China as a destination for Montana manufacturing exports has been dramatic,” he said. “During the 15 years from...
04/25/2019
Global China Connection held a summit in Washington, DC, on the challenges and prospects of US-China diplomatic and trade...
04/24/2019
The business community is anticipating a trade agreement to be inked soon between the United States and China, which will boost...
04/23/2019
Views are emerging that China and the US are closer than ever to reaching a trade agreement. What are the obstacles in the way...
04/23/2019
Top US business groups have warned President Donald Trump against keeping tariffs on Chinese goods if he reaches a trade deal...
04/22/2019
Unless the area involved touches on national security matters, it would be a mistake for the US to ignore the potential...
04/22/2019
Erin Ennis, senior vice president of the US-China Business Council, advised importers to be prepared to deal with continued...
04/22/2019
The US and China are now aiming to conclude a trade deal in late May or early June, and that could bode well for an improved...
04/19/2019
Beijing hasn’t stopped cyber intrusions in commercial networks of foreign companies in China. They are even forced to transfer...
04/18/2019
President of the United States-China Business Council, Craig Allen, once served as commercial attaché at the US Embassy in...
04/18/2019
Erin Ennis, senior vice president at the US-China Business Council, suggested a later June meeting – perhaps on the sidelines...
04/15/2019
Beijing needs to show local governments that it means business. It also needs to demonstrate such commitment to foreign...

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