Sino-US Trade

Debate in US over trade deficit with China heats up

US steelmakers blame Chinese rivals for the loss of jobs. Photo: Xinhua

A chorus of voices in the United States has been calling for tougher trade action against China, alleging imports from the country are slashing jobs in the US.

Friday, 21 March, 2014, 5:19am 3 comments

Chinese hunger for US food boosts ties

Amid a spate of food scandals in China, demand for imports of American food has risen dramatically in recent years. Photo: Bloomberg

When President Xi Jinping visited Iowa in February 2012 as vice-president, he underscored the importance of the American agricultural sector to China by visiting a farm.

21 May 2013 - 4:34am

Robert Hormats invites China to invest in US - if it plays fair

The United States welcomes investments from China but has concerns about the operations of state-owned enterprises in its market, Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats said.

"We want Chinese investments. Chinese investment in the US has increased dramatically and will continue to increase," said Hormats, who recently visited China to attract investment.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Sino-U.S. trade to keep on soaring

US transport equipment exports to China rose nearly sevenfold from US$2 billion in 2000 to US$13.2 billion in 2011, of which a major item was Boeing jets. Photo: Bloomberg

Tensions between the United States and China over trade and investments will rise under the leaderships of Xi Jinping and re-elected President Barack Obama, but Chinese investments in the US will nonetheless soar, say lawyers involved in Sino-US deals.

"Obama will be tough on trade with China because it's good politics," said Edmund Sim, a partner at Appleton Luff, a US law firm.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Mainland railway firm eyes US project

China Railway Construction Corp is seeking infrastructure project opportunities all around the world.

Despite the China-bashing in the United States presidential election, which has entered its final week, a Chinese state-owned enterprise is in talks to win a US infrastructure project worth at least US$700 million.

3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

State Department has 'real concerns' over Sino-US commercial ties

US undersecretary of state Robert Hormats. Photo: Robert Ng

A senior US official yesterday expressed confidence in enhanced Sino-US economic co-operation after next month's presidential election but warned of "real concerns" from Washington over a host of problems.

13 Oct 2012 - 12:19pm

China criticises steep US duties on solar panels

Workers install solar panels at a power plant in Hami city in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Photo: AP

The United States slapped steep final duties on billions of dollars of solar energy products from China, but turned down a request from lawmakers and US manufacturers to expand the scope of its order. China’s government and its solar manufacturers criticised the decision, adding more heat to the US-China trade relationship following a congressional panel report on Monday urging American companies not to do business with two Chinese telecommunications companies because of security concerns.

11 Oct 2012 - 1:58pm 1 comment

Huawei, ZTE pose security threat, US lawmakers say

Huawei senior vice-president Charles Ding testifies in US Congress last month. Photo: AP

China’s top telecoms gear makers should be shut out of the US market because potential Chinese state influence on them poses a security threat, the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee said in a draft of a report to be released later on Monday.

5 May 2015 - 9:20am