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S&ED On Agenda As Lew Travels To Beijing For March 28-31 Visit

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will discuss issues relating to the bilateral economic relationship between the United States and China, as well as preparations for the next Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), during a March 28-31 visit to Beijing, according to a March 25 press release from the department.

Holleyman: U.S., China Sought To Reach Beef Deal During Obama Visit

The United States and China attempted to reach a deal that would re-open the Chinese market to U.S. beef exports in time for President Obama's state visit to Beijing in November, but talks fell apart because China offered "unacceptable" terms to the U.S., according to Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman.

Holleyman: U.S. Working With EU, Japan To Press China On Cyber Regs

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman said this week that the United States is working with the European Union and Japan to pressure China to withdraw regulations that would require companies to turn over highly sensitive commercial information to the Chinese government in the name of cybersecurity.

China Tops CFIUS Reviews, Investigations For Second Straight Year

China's investment transactions in the United States for the second consecutive year are leading the list of reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), followed by Japan, according to the 2013 annual CFIUS report released last month.

U.S., China WTO Consultations In Latest Subsidy Dispute Still Lagging

The United States and China have not yet scheduled the formal World Trade Organization consultations the U.S. administration requested over what it claims are prohibited export subsidies in six industry sectors and agriculture for firms operating in 178 industrial clusters known as "demonstration bases," according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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EU Lawmaker Says China Should Join TISA Only After Deal Is Nearly Done

The European Parliament's rapporteur for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) has said she would like to see China become a member to the agreement, but only after those countries currently negotiating it either reach a deal or are close to concluding one.

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