U.S. trade



Chicken Parts Join Menu of U.S.-China Disputes

The Chinese government has announced that it will impose anti-dumping duties on chicken parts from the U.S. From Reuters: The Chinese Commerce Ministry’s initial investigation showed that U.S. companies had dumped chicken...

Chinese Evade U.S. Sanctions on Iran

While an embargo bans companies who sell arms to Iran from conducting business in the U.S., many Chinese companies are skirting the rules to keep the trade routes open. The Wall Street Journal reports: A unit of state-owned...

China Loses Appeal of WTO Ruling on U.S. Books, Films

From Bloomberg: World Trade Organization judges rejected a Chinese appeal of a ruling that held its restrictions on the sale of books, films and music from the U.S. illegal. The 183-page decision, issued today by the WTO’s...

U.S. Softens Tone To Improve China Relations

From Reuters: The United States is going out of its way to build a warmer economic relationship with China and the strategy seems to be paying early dividends. In the past two weeks, China has endorsed a U.S.-backed commitment...

U.S. Groups Eye Second Obama Decision On China Yuan

From Reuters: U.S. labor and manufacturing groups urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to live up to his campaign rhetoric and formally label China a currency manipulator in a Treasury Department report due out next week. But...

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....

Gady Epstein: Your Alpaca For A Visa?

From Forbes: If the e-mail had come from some other distant country, Wayne England might have dismissed it as a scam. But this one, an inquiry last November about buying his alpacas, was from China, so the 74-year-old Tennessee...

U.S., China United On Approach To Economy

All eyes will be on China-U.S. discussions as the G-20 forum approaches. One economist has characterized the powerful relationship as the ‘G-2 group’ that will lead the way to global economic recovery. From NPR: When...



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