How a Big U.S. Chip Maker Gave China the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’

Editors note: Another example where U.S. multinational interests do not align with national interests. Advanced Micro Devices revived its fortunes through the deal, and sparked a national-security battle [By Kate O’Keeffe and Brian Spegele | June 27, 2019 | WSJ] Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD 3.92% transformed itself from a financially struggling company to an investor’s dream in just three years, a…

Comments on Proposed Modification of Regulations Regarding Benefit and Specificity in Countervailing Duty Proceedings

Editor’s note: CPA submitted the following comments supporting a recent Department of Commerce proposal to classify currency manipulation as a countervailable subsidy under US trade laws. CPA has long supported legislation on this topic, but now Commerce intends to achieve this end through regulation. Modification of Regulations Regarding Benefit and Specificity in Countervailing Duty Proceedings July 27,…

Coerced Tech Transfer: The Heart of the China Problem

Editors note: Pat Mulloy is a member of CPA’s advisory board. Trump moved into a bipartisan policy vacuum on China. The political mainstream needs a better strategy, or Trump and China will both be the winners. [Patrick Mulloy | June 26, 2019 | The American Prospect] China’s government uses foreign-ownership restrictions to pressure technology transfers…

Joe Biden Won’t Say If He Backs the Trade Deal He Helped Sell

Editors note: Any candidate who will not fully repudiate any TPP-like agreement is hiding his/her views, will be “for” those economically destructive agreements and therefore should not be in the oval office. The Atlantic surveyed the Democratic presidential candidates on whether they support the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Only some took a definitive position. [Edward-Isaac Dovere, Madeleine Carlisle…