Washington Update

April 26th, 2019
By Angela Deng

US-China negotiations continue next week, but no date set yet for presidential summit

The White House confirmed this week that two additional rounds of face-to-face negotiations will begin in Beijing next Tuesday. While no official announcement has been made about when Presidents Trump and Xi will meet, rumors have begun to circulate that a summit may occur as early as June. Meanwhile, industry representatives wrote to Trump this week pressing for certain elements that they would like...

April 22nd, 2019
By Angela Deng
Both sides plan more in-person negotiations, striving for a presidential summit in late-May, while US gains leverage from two WTO cases Debate on the constitutionality and national security basis of Section 232 tariffs continues Telecom battle between the United States and China continues One Chinese acquisition approved by CFIUS, another crumbles after CFIUS delay

Both sides plan more in-person negotiations, striving for a presidential summit in late-May, while US gains leverage from two...

April 12th, 2019
By Angela Deng

Negotiations continue, with progress on enforcement and cyber issues

Bilateral negotiations continued over video conference on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at the principal level after last week’s face-to-face discussions. While the removal of tariffs reportedly remains unresolved, this week’s negotiations appear to have made progress on enforcement and cybersecurity related issues. While no date has been announced for a presidential summit, US-China Business Council (USCBC)...

April 5th, 2019
By Angela Deng
No deal yet and no date set for a presidential meeting, but talks continue to make progress US will present classified evidence in Huawei case, and intensifies warnings about the company’s role in 5G Congressional bill to crack down on fentanyl shipments from China USTR releases its annual National Trade Estimates Report Domestic debate on Section 232 tariffs, WTO also weighs in

No deal yet and no date set for a presidential meeting, but talks continue to make progress

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