A lack of recent news about competition-related investigation cases should not be misinterpreted as a lull in enforcement activity related to China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML), a National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) official stated at a recent USCBC-sponsored event.
The next few months will be a busy time for issues related to intellectual property (IP), coming on the heels of a flurry of bilateral IP meetings in May and June.
With President Xi Jinping scheduled to visit the United States in the fall, the pace is picking up for bilateral economic talks. Having completed two rounds of negotiations in Beijing during the past month and additional discussions in Washington, Chinese and American government officials are actively preparing for the seventh annual Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED), set to take place in Washington, DC, in late June.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) last week submitted recommendations to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for priority issues and outcomes to be included in next month’s US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).
Senior Chinese leaders are confident that they have the policy tools to maintain economic growth without resorting to stimulus spending seen in past years. That was one key finding from a visit to Beijing May 4-5 by a delegation of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) Board of Directors.