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China Conference: United Statesi

Insights and takeaways from China Conference: United States, an annual flagship conference organised by the South China Morning Post.

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The World Trade Organization authorised Beijing to impose the compensatory tariffs against America following a decade-long case centred on alleged subsidies.

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As global investors continue to pour billions into Chinese bonds and equities, HKEX has a key role to play as a ‘connector’, says Nicolas Aguzin.

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With tensions between US and China running high, Liu Guangyuan urges conference participants to ‘contribute more positive energy’ to the countries’ relations.

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Beijing has interest, but Wendy Cutler sees ‘a real divorce between China’s statement and the changes that need to be done on the ground to really join CPTPP’.

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Long Yongtu, who negotiated China’s entry to World Trade Organization (WTO), has thrown his weight behind a bid from Beijing to join a formerly US-backed Pacific trade deal.

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Long Yongtu’s comments reflect the keen interest among Chinese policymakers to return bilateral relations to what he calls a “healthy and stable” track.

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Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd points to how Japan has maintained a relationship with China despite the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute and its US alliance.

Kevin Rudd, speaking at the Post’s China Conference: United States, says the challenge for Beijing will be responding in kind to Biden administration’s ‘policy creativity’ on certain issues.

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US and China likely to miss a looming deadline to reach a trade war deal as ‘the last mile is always the most difficult’, ex-US trade official says.

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Governments’ directions – whether the US tilts toward isolationism or internationalism, and if China remains authoritarian or liberalises – are seen as key.

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Tara Joseph, president of the American Chamber of Commerce, and group’s chairman Robert Grieves held at border for two hours before being turned away.

China’s goal of becoming a top player in AI may be hampered by the preference of its best students to do their higher education in the US and stay on for valuable work experience

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The White House had considered adding Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to the Specially Designated Nationals list, which would have blocked it from the US financial system

Susan Thornton, former Trump administration expert on Asia, discusses her recent conversations with Chinese: ‘It seemed very much that the trade-negotiation moment may have passed.’

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The Trump administration considered banning China’s Huawei from the US financial system earlier this year and may revive the shelved plan depending on how things go with the telecoms equipment giant, according to people familiar with the matter.

The US wants China to commit to cracking down on IP theft and stop forcing American companies to hand over their commercial secrets as a condition of doing business there.

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Investors look for businesses relying on domestic revenues next year in a shift to avoid international headwinds. ‘Companies focused on consumer spending are less impacted by geopolitical uncertainty,’ analyst says.

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