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The final interim rule the Commerce Department issued on Thursday offers industry some clarity on the scope of technology products it will cover but still gives the Commerce secretary broad discretion to block imports of information and communications technology and services from “foreign adversaries.”

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In its annual assessment of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative this week said that while its phase-one trade deal with Beijing has been a success, Beijing still is not living up to its WTO obligations.

China’s Ministry of Commerce this week named a veteran trade hand to serve as its new chief international trade negotiator and published the full text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership as Beijing continues its political maneuvering just days before President-elect Biden takes office.

Hong Kong on Friday escalated its World Trade Organization dispute with the U.S. over the Trump administration’s move to label Hong Kong goods as “made in China.”

The Pentagon on Thursday added nine companies to a list of businesses linked to the Chinese military operating directly or indirectly in the United States.

A high-level U.S.-China meeting is not likely to take place early in President-elect Joe Biden’s term, U.S.-China Business Council President Craig Allen argued on Thursday, pointing to the pandemic and the lack of a confirmed Cabinet as the major obstacles.

The Commerce Department on Thursday named China and five other countries “foreign adversaries” in its much-anticipated interim final rule on securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain.

The Commerce Department on Thursday expanded the scope of its export control regime to capture any support to Chinese and other foreign military-intelligence operations and named a major Chinese oil company to its military end-user list due to its alleged role in China’s aggression in the South China Sea.