User login

Home Page

Latest News

U.S. business groups are pleading with Beijing to exempt them from the scope of a new Chinese draft law that aims to strictly regulate foreign-based non-governmental groups, fearing that if subjected to its requirements, the law would weaken their influence and force them to drastically reduce their presence in China.

World Trade Organization members who are participating in negotiations to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) have tentatively scheduled a new round of talks for the week of July 13, but whether it will take place hinges on whether South Korea and China can show any willingness to break the current stalemate.

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials on Wednesday evening (June 24) announced the two sides will exchange revised offers for sectoral exclusions from market-opening commitments under a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) by early September, in conjunction with a state visit to Washington by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A senior Chinese trade official on Tuesday (June 23) said the U.S. and China will hold two more rounds of bilateral investment treaty (BIT) talks before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the United States, and indicated that the talks on sectoral exclusions from market-opening obligations are proving to be a “challenge” for Beijing.

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials appeared to be odds on Tuesday (June 23) over whether cybersecurity belonged on the agenda of their discussions of bilateral economic issues in a major annual government meeting being held in Washington, or should be kept in the “strategic” silo of their discussions.