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Li Keqiang Visits Berlin Amid Trade Tensions

On his first foreign tour as Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang is in Berlin today, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany, China’s largest European trading partner, will be the premier’s only stop in an...

Huawei Threat: Real or Overblown?

Writing for Foreign Policy, activist Trevor Timm argues that the U.S. government’s report accusing Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE of threatening U.S. national security interests “smacks of economic...

U.S. Files W.T.O. Case against China

Amid the U.S. presidential campaign, the Obama administration has filed a W.T.O. case against China over automobile subsidies. From Keith Bradsher at The New York Times: The W.T.O. case accuses China of providing at least $1...

Foreign Companies Chafe at China’s Restrictions

The New York Times reports on new restrictions the Chinese government is placing on foreign companies operating in the country: China has filed more than a dozen trade cases to limit imports, imposed a series of “buy Chinese”...

China Seen Facing Protectionist Backlash Next Year

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China has announced that China may face a protectionist backlash because Chinese manufacturers, working at overcapacity, are dumping materials on the market: [Chamber president, Jörg Wuttke] was...

‘Buy China’ Policy Set to Raise Tensions

Jamil Anderlini reports for the Financial Times (registration required): China has introduced an explicit “Buy Chinese” policy as part of its economic stimulus programme in a move that will amplify tensions with trade partners...

China Suffers First Defeat at WTO

A case involving restrictions on the important of foreign-made car parts marks China’s first defeat in the World Trade Organization. From the BBC: Upholding a complaint from the European Union, Canada and US, the...

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