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US-China trade relations insights

 

Are you involved in US-China trade? The way Washington and Beijing talk about economic diplomacy can have major impacts on the business climate, and on you. Whether you like it or not, US-China relations are at the heart of economic relations between the West and the East. Hence, understanding them is key.

The good news is, The Asia-Pacific Circle publishes expert opinions and insights on economic, financial and business in the region to help you understand Chinese markets and get better at doing business. Our expert contributes regularly comments on developments in US-China trade relations, so please bookmark this page! Oh, and if you can connect the dots and feel like contributing with your own unique perspective, please get in touch.

 

Read our US-China trade relations insights:

 

Trade Insights: Trump, China, and a Tale of Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

US - China Trade Insights: Antoine Martin and Professor Bryan Mercurio (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) discuss China - United States relations in light of recent trade developments. With the announcement of new tariffs against Chinese steel and Aluminum, President Trump has forced President Xi to react. This analysis of the'trade war' developments leads to the conclusion that the political game is changing. On the one hand, the U.S. is turning nationalistic and protectionist, even if it harms itself in the process. On the other, China is reversing the usual rhetoric and positioning itself as the god international citizen who plays by the rules. Keep reading for more.

The US – China agreement on steel overcapacity: no impact on trade & international affairs.

Asia-Pacific Insight: The steel industry is one of China's most significant industries, but it lives difficult times at the moment. In fact, steel overcapacity in China is not just a reality, it has become a source of diplomatic troubles. In this China insight, Antoine Martin comments on the Agreement reached by the United States and China on the matter. He concludes that little change is to be expected. Beijing has little margin of maneuver on the topic, hence overcapacity is likely to remain a burden in China-US relations.

Does China have a (non) market economy status?

Whether or not China should be considered as a market economy country is a polemical topic at the moment. On the one hand, Beijing claims that it has made significant efforts to open its economy to world markets since its accession to the WTO. On the other hand, the major competing countries such as the United States or the European Union complain that such effort are not significant enough and argue that China should not be considered a market economy. In this China business insight, Antoine Martin comments on recent EU and US talks regarding the issue.