Washington Update

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:


October 31st, 2016
Meg Kelly

October 31, 2016


As the business liaison for the House US-China Working Group (USCWG), the US-China Business Council (USCBC) is continuing its efforts to educate Congress about key issues that affect US companies doing business in...

October 20th, 2016
By Meg Kelly
The final presidential debate of the 2016 election, which featured more substantive responses on policy issues than the first two, touched on several China- and trade-related issues.


“I've had the great honor of traveling across the world on behalf of our country. I've been to countries...

September 29th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

Trade Talk Continues to Dominate Campaign Messages


China continued to be a target Monday night, even though the presidential debate was not focused on foreign policy. The candidates brought up the United States’ second-largest export market 12 times, and earlier that day, the Trump campaign issued a policy paper calling China a "cheater...

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...