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Biden pressures China on commitments to buy U.S. goods and services

Nov 16, 2021
This is part of the phase one trade deal China signed with the Trump administration. But those goals may have been unrealistic.
President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit Monday.
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Are the U.S. and China on the path to economic decoupling?

Aug 18, 2021
U.S. investors are racing for the exits when it comes to investing in Chinese companies following a crackdown by Chinese regulators.
The regulatory crackdown in China has widened the gulf between the U.S. and Chinese economic systems. Some see a "bipolar" world taking shape.
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What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Jul 19, 2021
The U.S. and and a group of allies Monday publicly blamed China for a cyberattack earlier this year on Microsoft email servers.
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China tech, trade tensions expected to continue under Biden administration

Mar 18, 2021
As officials meet in Alaska, the White House will likely maintain a hard line on protectionism, hacking and technology pilfering.
The Chinese are expected to ask the U.S. to end tariffs imposed by the previous president, though that may come at a price.
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Biden's China options

Dec 17, 2020
If a trade dispute is cast as a national security issue — and there can easily be a lot of overlap — a president or a country can gain a lot of legal leeway.
Xi Jinping and Joe Biden talk during a meeting of governors in Los Angeles in 2012.
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Rethinking the U.S.-China relationship under the Biden administration

Economist Dean Baker says the two should be sharing intellectual property in health care and climate technology, "not fighting over it."
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Beijing in 2013. As president, Biden will inherit a complicated relationship between the giant economies.
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Inheriting China policy, Biden will have issues

Dec 14, 2020
Even after conflicts around tariffs and other policies, the fundamental economic tensions between the U.S. and China are alive and well.
In a 2013 photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Economic frictions between the countries have persisted.
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Will U.S. action against SMIC hurt China's tech sector?

Sep 28, 2020
The Trump administration has long harbored suspicions that the semiconductor company supplies Chinese military interests.
Workers build semiconductors at a factory in Beijing. The U.S. ban on doing business with SMIC is the latest in a long string of U.S.-China conflicts.
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A TikTok office in Culver City, California. Both Oracle and Walmart are interested in data.
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The WeChat ban will have economic effects, too

Sep 18, 2020
In addition to the bans on downloads and updates, users in the U.S. won’t be able to make payments through WeChat.
Millions of Americans use the WeChat app to send money to family back in China.
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