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Catch a roundup from our China offices of the most important developments from the past week and a look forward to what's ahead.

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Catch a roundup from our China offices of the most important developments from the past week and a look forward to what's ahead.

    A look at the latest from the NPC

    A look at the latest from the NPC

    At the moment, the National People’s Congress is working its way through the legislative session, so we’re getting the latest from Lipei Zhang, our Beijing director, on the meeting.

    Relevant links:


    USCBC: China Abandons GDP Growth Target, Promises Continued Stimulus and Foreign Investment Liberalization
    USCBC President Craig Allen: The Road Ahead: Anticipating Challenges in the US-China Bilateral Relationship
    Find more analysis on our website.

    • 7 min
    The Commerce Department has Huawei back in its sights

    The Commerce Department has Huawei back in its sights

    On May 15, the US Commerce Department announced new rules that will restrict Huawei and its suppliers from using American inputs. The changes have major implications for both Huawei itself and US companies as well. We also talk about the latest updates in travel restrictions and what new trade data tells us about Phase One. This week, it’s the latest from our Shanghai director, Owen Haacke. 

    Relevant links: 


    Learn more about the work USCBC does on our website.
    Read articles about the US-China relationship in our digital magazine, the China Business Review.
    Have questions? Get in touch.

    • 4 min
    The status of Phase One and new tariff exemptions

    The status of Phase One and new tariff exemptions

    US-China relations have been making headlines lately, and not all for good reasons. Amid increasing tensions, we’ll see if we can find a few silver linings. This week, it’s the latest from our Beijing director, Lipei Zhang. 

    Relevant links


    Need a hand? Get in touch!
    Are you at a USCBC member company? Attend an online event.
    Stay tuned to latest updates on our website.

    • 7 min
    China gears up for the National People’s Congress

    China gears up for the National People’s Congress

    After a delay caused by COVID-19, China is getting ready for its major legislative session for the year, the National People’s Congress. To get the latest, we talk with our Shanghai Director, Owen Haacke. 

    Relevant Links:


    Need to get in touch? Find our contact info here.
    Interested in China’s IP commitments? See the IP section of our Phase One Commitment Tracker here.
    Stay tuned to our website for updates, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to stay up to date.

    • 4 min
    What’s the latest on PPE exports from China?

    What’s the latest on PPE exports from China?

    Faulty testing kits, backlogged medical exports, and accusations of hoarding have been in the news lately in regards to China’s actions around PPE shipments. It can be difficult to sort out the relevant and accurate information, so this week, we’ve got our senior vice president Jake Parker on the line to give a quick overview of the situation. 

    Relevant links:


    Got a question about PPE exports? Get in touch.
    PPE Export Whitelist
    MOFCOM/GAC/SAMR Notice No. 12 on optimizing regulations on PPE exports

    • 8 min
    China’s first quarter growth contracted 6.8% from last year

    China’s first quarter growth contracted 6.8% from last year

    Official economic data came out last Friday and the news was not good. The combined effects of COVID-19, and declines in exports, consumer retail, and investment caused a 6.8% GDP decline in the first quarter. We talk with our Director in Shanghai, Owen Haacke, about the economic numbers, forecasts for 2020 overall, and the impacts on member companies.

    Links: 


    Learn more about USCBC on our website.
    Read our 2020 State Exports Report.

    • 4 min

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