From AP via Washington Post
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez began a trip to Beijing on Monday to help American entrepreneurs clinch deals and to discuss barriers that have contributed to a soaring and politically touchy Chinese trade surplus.
Highlighting his efforts to increase U.S. exports, Gutierrez watched Motorola Inc. sign a contract to supply $1.6 billion worth of cell phones to a Chinese distributor. He also presided at a ceremony by studio Twentieth Century Fox’s home entertainment division to distribute moderately priced authorized DVDs in the piracy-plagued China market.
Around the signings, Gutierrez held talks with senior Chinese trade officials that he said broadly covered access to the China market, persisting product piracy and unclear government regulations.[Full Text]