Fourteen high-tech and business groups today (Dec. 10) pressed leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to replace a funding provision restricting government purchases of "information technology systems" from entities that are owned, directed or subsidized by the Chinese government with language that is not China-specific.
Forty-one business and tech industry groups from around the globe have urged a senior Chinese official to steer his government toward a more flexible negotiating position in the talks to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Select Committee on Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have urged the Obama administration to scrutinize what they say are potential security risks posed by a nascent deal between Chinese telecom firm Huawei and a South Korean company to lay down a new commercial wireless network in Korea.
British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday (Dec. 2) pledged to throw his political weight behind an effort to start free trade talks between the European Union and China, a move that an EU commission spokesman today called "premature."
The "G-20" group of developing country World Trade Organization members yesterday (Dec. 2) called for the elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies to be a priority for the post-Bali WTO agenda, in a sign that its members are not pushing for such a commitment as part of a package that is under discussion this week.
Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Beijing from Dec. 4-5 and meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vice President Li Yuanchao and Premier Li Keqiang on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues, including energy and climate, according to a White House announcement.
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- CRS Report Lays Out Options For Congress In Dealing With Currency Manipulation
- CSIS Report Details New Chinese Regulations Aimed At Easing Capital Flows In Shanghai FTZ
- 41 Tech, Business Groups Urges Chinese Premier Li To Return To ITA Talks With More 'Ambitious' Approach
- In Beijing Speech, Biden Praises Chinese Goals Of Protecting IP; Opening Services Sectors To Investment
- China Requests WTO Consultations With U.S. On Antidumping Methodology, Including Zeroing
- U.S. Trade Deficit With China From January-October 2013 Reaches $267 Billion, Up From $261B Last Year
- U.S. Automakers Say Korea's TPP Interest Creates 'Leverage' On Market Access, Stress Need For Currency Rules
- Chinese NDRC Announces Plan To Simplify Registration For Foreign Investment Projects, Xinhua Reports
- Taiwan Notifies WTO Ag Committee Of Special Safeguard On Chicken Legs, Wings
- UK PM Cameron Says He Is Ready To Push For FTA Between China, EU
- EU Imposes AD, CVDs On Chinese Solar Panels That Do Not Meet Terms Of Bilateral Deal
- EU Business Groups Urge Chinese Vice Premier To Reduce ITA Sensitivities For 'Rapid Conclusion' Of Negotiations
- Preliminary Census Data Shows Steel Imports From China Increased From September To October
- China Says Bali Package In 'Good Shape,' Calls On Members To Negotiate At Ministerial
- U.S. Again Calls On China To Comply With WTO Ruling On E-Pay Services
- China Blames U.S. For Collapse Of ITA Talks
- De Gucht Says WTO Members Should Seek To Bring Bali Package To Conclusion
- Australian Trade Minister Looks To Finish FTA With China In One Year
NUSA DUA, Indonesia – World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo and a large group of WTO members have not given up on trying to deliver a package of trade concessions before the end of the Dec. 3-6 ministerial conference here despite the significant obstacles they face over agriculture and trade facilitation issues.
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