The Trade War Begins

As of 12:01am on Friday (July 6) morning, the trade war between the United States and China began in earnest. The American government began to collect tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods, which was immediately followed by the Chinese government’s equivalent response of tariffs on 545 goods including beer, seafood, dairy and automobiles. The tariffs are the culmination […]

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USA Cites National Security Concerns

Chinese officials claim that Imported aluminum products do not impair U.S. national security or the American economy. “U.S. national security requirements for aluminum are entirely and safely supplied by U.S. domestic enterprises,” Li Xie, director of export division one at China’s Ministry of Commerce, said at a public hearing on the national security implications of […]

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China Relaxes Restrictions on Foreign Investment

With a shorter negative list for foreign investment, China has made a further step in opening up its vast market. A revised guidance catalogue for foreign investment in China will soon come into force, with relaxed restrictions on foreign ownership in automotive electronics, new energy vehicle batteries, motorcycles and other industries, the Ministry of Commerce […]

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