Washington Update

August 29th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

      The 2016 Election and What it Means for China Trade Policy

 

USCBC has been issuing a series of briefs regarding the implications of the 2016 US elections for China policy. This brief focuses on the vice presidential candidates; future briefs will look at...

August 18th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

Presidential Candidates on China

 

While American presidents since Richard Nixon have typically implemented more moderate policies toward China after taking office than they advocated while campaigning, that path is less clear this year....

August 11th, 2016
By Lesley Lopez
  China references in Hillary Clinton’s speech today on the economy: “If you add up all of Trump's ideas – from cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations to starting a trade war with China to deporting millions of hard-working immigrants — the result would be a loss of 3.4 million jobs.”
  “Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century and create millions of jobs and businesses. It's probably going to be either China, Germany, or America. I want it to be...
April 13th, 2016
Stephanie Henry
April 13, 2016

China was a main topic of conversation at a two-day long US government hearing on global overcapacity, given it remains a primary source of overproduction in several sectors. The hearing, organized by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and US Department of Commerce, featured administration officials, Members of Congress, and representatives from US industry in sectors affected by overcapacity.

In his opening remarks on April 12 – the first day of the...

January 13th, 2016
Stephanie Henry

January 13, 2016

China received just two mentions in last night’s State of the Union address by President Obama, highlighted below for your reference:
 
“I told you earlier all the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air. Well, so is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker. The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth. Period. It’s not even close. We spend more on our military than the next...

January 5th, 2016
Stephanie Henry

January 5, 2015

Congress’ approval of the 2016 Omnibus spending bill on December 18 contained one significant, positive measure for the US-China relationship: an increase in China’s stake in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Congress had delayed voting on an IMF reform package for several years, leading some critics in China to view the inaction as part of a containment strategy to limit China’s influence in international institutions.
 
IMF reform had been a long-...

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