Washington Update

January 20th, 2017
by John Frisbie and Erin Ennis
January 20th, 2017  

With Donald Trump’s inauguration today, speculation about his administration’s approach to the China relationship will begin to give way to actual policy. USCBC has been following statements and testimony, probing the transition process, and gathering intelligence from a variety of sources. Here’s a final summary of what may be in the works as we head into Trump’s Day One – our menu of...

January 19th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

At his nearly four-hour confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee on January 18, Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross focused on expanded exports for job growth and enforcement of existing trade laws. While he struck a strict tone toward China, Ross downplayed some of the more hawkish rhetoric associated with the incoming Trump administration, such as across-the-board tariffs and currency...

January 18th, 2017
By Meg Kelly

January 18th, 2017

 

Developments during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend featured a divergence over trade and globalization between the United States and China. Chinese president Xi Jinping used his remarks at this week’s...

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, 2017

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.”

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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.

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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...

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