Shi Yinhong: Obama’s Chinese Honeymoon

Shi Yinhong, professor of International Relations and director of Centre on American Studies at Renmin University of China, writes in the Guardian that relations with China initially enjoyed a boost under the Obama...

What China’s Hu Would Really Like to Tell Obama

Time Magazine imagines what a “more relaxed” President Hu Jintao might say to President Obama when they meet on the sidelines of the upcoming U.N. General Assembly: “One of my aides handed me something before...

China Import Surge Casts Obama Tariff as Phony War

Despite the recent imposition of steep tariffs of Chinese tires by the Obama administration, a trade war between the two countries is unlikely, according to Bloomberg: China’s imports, up 68 percent in five years, now amount to...

China to Probe US Auto, Chicken Imports

China is retaliating against Obama’s announcement that the U.S. would impose hefty duties on tires imported from China. From China Daily: Just two days after the decision by the United States to levy heavy import tariffs...

China Denounces New Tire Tariffs

The New York Times reports on China’s response to President Obama’s decision to impose steep duties on tires imported from China: “China is firmly opposed to this measure of serious commercial protectionism by the...

Obama Slaps Duties on Tire Imports from China

The Obama Administration has imposed steeper duties on imports of tires from China in response to a complaint from labor groups in the U.S., Reuters reports: The United Steelworkers union, which represents workers at many U.S....

China Quality Regulator Says Tires Facing Recall in US Meet Safety Standards – Forbes

From Forbes: China’s quality watchdog said that the products of domestic tire manufacturer Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co Ltd — which has been accused of exporting faulty tires to the US — ‘completely meet’ US safety standards for imports. A report posted on the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ), […]

China Tire Firm Fires Back – Gordon Fairclough and Timothy Aeppel

Chinese products are confronting more setbacks in the US. After some toothpaste and toys imported from China were found defective, another safety issue has been raised over tires produced by a Chinese manufacturer. As usual, the Chinese company involved in the issue, according to the Wall Street Journal, has been defending itself: The Chinese tire […]



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