It started with Trump. Then Biden took the baton and ran with it to introduce the first ever capital markets sanction against a country and its companies. Where the two leaders see eye-to-eye on China today, and in the near-term.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday heard from witnesses on what “working with allies” on China really entails. First, a focus on soft power in Indo-Pacific, which means funding development projects there. Second, a reminder that a weak, China-dependent Europe makes it harder for them to join forces with Washington.
The Biden Administration warned American businesses of sanctions risk and other problems in doing business with Hong Kong, now officially part of China. Washington now needs to get Hong Kong out of the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement, which essentially grants China backdoor entrance to Buy America provisions.
A Senate Commerce hearing on supply chain resilience praises the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, but forgets that there is a trade provision in that act that actually does harm to any plans to diversify supply out of China.
Elizabeth Warren, others, say American multinationals too cushy with China. And it’s come at the detriment to American manufacturing labor.
Financial backers of China companies involved in unreasonable surveillance, and Uyghur genocide, put on notice in State Department’s newest Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory.
Climate activist groups have said that criticizing China for its abysmal human rights record is bad for the planet — that calling out the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its genocide against ethnic minorities might make Beijing ignore the West’s efforts to roll back CO2 emissions. For years, China has used the West’s worry over…
American investors in Didi and Full Truck Alliance lose over 20% of their investment as Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs collect their fees selling companies surviving on the whims of China’s Communist Party. Last Wednesday, Wall Street helped Chinese rideshare company Didi raise billions from American investors in a massive Initial Public Offering (IPO).…
Jake Sullivan was right. More restrictions against Chinese companies were coming. On July 9, Gina Raimondo’s Commerce Department barred American businesses from working with 22 Chinese tech and military-connected firms. Next up: banning Wall Street from investing in these companies in China.
Dozens of trade organizations like the American Petroleum Institute and the California Retail Association want the House of Representatives to follow the Senate and weaken China tariffs.