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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Is it a good time for business between the U.S. and China?

Aug 27, 2020
Some U.S. firms complain of retaliatory measures in China. But experts see long-term opportunity.
U.S. products used in a water-treatment system at a Chinese factory. The equipment is among the goods carrying extra Chinese tariffs.
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How TikTok and WeChat escalated the U.S.-China trade war

Aug 7, 2020
President Trump's executive order restricts Chinese tech platforms. Correspondent Jennifer Pak discusses the future of competition in developing markets.
A man rides past the offices of Tencent, the parent company of Chinese social media platform WeChat, in Beijing.
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Despite the pandemic, the trade war is still on

Jun 1, 2020
Customs broker Gretchen Blough discusses how companies adapted to the coronavirus pandemic after navigating the conflict in U.S.-China commerce.
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As the coronavirus epidemic grows, China prepares to cut tariffs

Feb 6, 2020
The virus' economic toll may interfere with China's ability to make promised purchases.
A woman wears a protective mask as she waits on an empty subway platform during the evening rush hour on Feb. 3 in Beijing.
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The view from Shanghai on the phase one trade deal

Jan 14, 2020
"The U.S. is bullying China," was the assessment of one security guard in the city.
American green apples at a Shanghai supermarket were among the first to be subject to Chinese counter tariffs.
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Intellectual property protections to feature in new U.S.-China trade deal

Jan 13, 2020
Whatever is specifically agreed on could be very hard to enforce.
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There's a deal on the horizon, but has the trade war helped the economy?

Dec 31, 2019
The negative effects of tariffs outweigh any protection the manufacturing industry gets, a Federal Reserve report says.
President Donald Trump speaks to autoworkers at the American Center for Mobility in 2017 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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