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U.S. will press China to stick to its trade agreement

Oct 4, 2021
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai did not offer new strategies but a more pragmatic approach.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlined the importance of building U.S. competitiveness while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Above, a woman adjusts the Chinese flag at Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guest House in 2014.
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For U.S. service firms, access to China still mixed

Feb 12, 2021
China sells goods into the U.S. market easily, but American service providers face a range of barriers in China, which vary across industries.
The United Family hospital in Beijing is a U.S.-China joint venture. Foreign investors can't fully own hospitals in the country.
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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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A Biden presidency won't change what many Chinese exporters are doing

Nov 18, 2020
Chinese exporters have found ways to deal with the extra U.S. tariffs and those plans are not set to change under President-elect Joe Biden.
Changjian Shoe factory has moved much of its shoe production for the U.S. market from China to other countries in Southeast Asia in order to avoid U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods.
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China's giant new trade agreement excludes U.S.

Nov 17, 2020
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 countries together. Should the U.S. be a part of it?
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, right, speaks at the virtual 4th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit on Nov. 15, 2020.
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U.S.-China long-term investment falls to 9-year low amid pandemic, protectionism

Sep 17, 2020
Chinese investment in the U.S. also fell because of the pandemic recession.
Shipping containers are stacked at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, on Nov. 7, 2019 in San Pedro, California.
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Why bringing manufacturing jobs to the U.S. from China is "highly unlikely"

Aug 27, 2020
Trade is not a "job creation kind of thing," Chad Bown says.
Chad Bown, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, does not think the trade war with China has been worth it in terms of how much it has actually cost Americans.
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U.S.-China phase one trade deal: It's alive, but is it well?

There's a deal, sure, but it's not looking good in terms of hitting targets.
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