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Two House Foreign Affairs Committee members this week unveiled a bill that would establish an interagency task force to craft and implement a government strategy to counter what they call China’s “coercive economic measures.”

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai should use provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement as “leverage” to block China’s entry into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).

Strong U.S. participation in standards-setting bodies, as well as their “solid organizational integrity,” likely will prevent China from successfully executing a plan to dominate them, according to a new report by the Atlantic Council.

More than a dozen House Republicans are calling on the Biden administration to forge strong trade relations with Latin American countries in the wake of China’s growing influence in the region.

Asked last week whether “decoupling” from China was a Biden administration priority, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said it would not be feasible for the U.S. and China to stop trading with each other and instead suggested the two sides must decide how to “recouple” -- a point Chinese officials have since said is good news.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Friday evening spoke with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for the first time since laying out the administration’s new strategy for U.S.-China economic relations, raising concerns over China’s industrial policy and implementation of the U.S.-China phase-one deal, USTR said.

China’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership will make the United States’ path to accession "much more difficult,” Charles Freeman, senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said on Tuesday.

The Commerce Department is requesting more information about a group of anonymous petitioners pushing the agency to launch inquiries into solar product manufacturers in Southeast Asia, which the companies say are evading longstanding trade remedy measures against China.