Washington Update

January 13th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

January 13, 2017


Tillerson Confirmation Hearing: Not opposed to TPP; China unfair on trade

Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson...

January 5th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

January 5, 2016

Obama administration exit memos: China citations


President Obama’s cabinet secretaries today released “exit memos”...

January 3rd, 2017
By Meg Kelly

January 3rd, 2017


President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Robert Lighthizer as US Trade Representative (USTR), adding another prominent China critic to his administration, if confirmed by the Senate. The Trump transition...

December 22nd, 2016
By Meg Kelly

December 22nd

President-elect Donald Trump will create a new office in the White House to oversee US industrial policy, to be headed by China-critic Peter Navarro. Navarro is the author of “Death by China,” and has called China, “the biggest trade cheater in the world.”

December 21st, 2016
By Meg Kelly

December 21, 2017

Over the past week, President-elect Donald Trump has announced additional appointments to key economic and foreign policy positions in his administration: Gary Cohn, who will be director of the National Economic Council; and Rex Tillerson, nominated to be Secretary of State.

December 13th, 2016
Meg Kelly

December 13,2016

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who President-elect Donald Trump nominated last week as the next US Ambassador to China, has a long history with Chinese President Xi Jinping. And, during his 2014 keynote speech at the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) Gala, he stressed the importance of the commercial...

December 12th, 2016
Erin Ennis

December 12, 2016


December 11, 2016 was an important day in China’s membership in the global economic community. Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the nation’s membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)—and it began the...

December 5th, 2016
Meg Kelly

December 5, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has begun to name key officials who will play a role in his administration’s China policies. A summary of those key officials’ background on China-related issues is below for reference. In addition, Trump’s transition team announced an advisory panel of current and former CEOs...

November 17th, 2016
By USCBC Staff

November 17, 2016


While President-elect Donald Trump’s policies and personnel choices remain unclear, companies should anticipate two China-related actions that may be pursued early in his presidency: currency legislation and...

November 10th, 2016
Meg Kelly

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares for his move to the Oval Office as the 45th US president, a review of his campaign stances on China and trade gives some indications of policies his administration might pursue. As noted in USCBC’s Washington Update on candidate’s possible policies, Trump’s trade proposals include: