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Report Alleges that Amazon Sells Dahua/Hikvision Products, Runs Cloud Services for Surveillance Systems; Possible Violation of U.S. Law

A new report by IVPM and National Review alleges that Amazon is engaging in two practices that "raise legal, national security, and ethical concerns" related to U.S.-China economic relations, and suggests there may be violations of a U.

U.S. Senator Presses Biden Administration on Funding for Chinese-Linked Lithium Company

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is pressing the Biden Administration on a possible Energy Department loan

Chinese Officials Strive to Stabilize Foreign Investment, But Can They?

Chinese officials are making an effort to stabilize major foreign investments in the nation, but

Procurement Bans on Goods, Services from Chinese-Government Linked Companies May Start Proliferating in U.S. States

U.S. state level laws that prohibit purchases from companies owned or operated by the

China Allows More Aquatic Products from Papua New Guinea

China's customs agency announced new guidelines for imports of wild aquatic products from Papua New

Cargo Railway Services between China and North Korea Resume, Chinese Official Says

A Chinese Foreign Ministry official confirmed that the railway service that carries cross-border goods has

Canadian Prime Minister Discusses Canada-China Relations

Last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered some brief comments on Canada-China relations, in

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WTO & Trade Agreements

China and Ecuador Restructure Debt, Continue Trade Talks

Last week, China and Ecuador announced an agreement to restructure Ecuador's $4.4 billion in outstanding debt, and also advanced trade talks and said they hoped to reach a trade

China Raises WTO Concerns Related to U.S. Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce has raised concerns about the discrimination against foreign products that is part of the electric vehicle tax credits in the U.S. Inflation

China Provides WTO With First Half of 2022 Update on Its Countervailing Duty Actions

Pursuant to Article 25.11 of the SCM Agreement, China recently provided to the WTO its semi-annual report of its countervailing duty actions, covering the period January 1 – June 30,

Panel Composed on China's WTO Complaint Against Various Australian AD/CVD Measures

A WTO panel has been composed to hear China's complaint that certain Australian anti-dumping and countervailing duties are in violation of WTO rules.



Chinese Laws & Cases

China Allows More Aquatic Products from Papua New Guinea

China's customs agency announced new guidelines for imports of wild aquatic products from Papua New Guinea. This announcement opens the door to more aquatic products from the Pacific country, which

Chinese Cyber Agency Mulls Harsher Penalties

China's internet watchdog is trying to revise the 2016 Cybersecurity Law to raise the level of penalties for violations of provisions related to network protection, key equipment and products.

China Opens Door to Brazilian Soy Protein

The Chinese government announced that it will allow imports of soy protein from Brazil, effectively immediately.

China's Regulators Issue New Rules to Rein In Internet Services

Three Chinese agencies in charge of market activities and the internet jointly issued a new set of rules to regulate pop-up windows, with an emphasis on the content and the

Foreign Laws & Cases

Report Alleges that Amazon Sells Dahua/Hikvision Products, Runs Cloud Services for Surveillance Systems; Possible Violation of U.S. Law

A new report by IVPM and National Review alleges that Amazon is engaging in two practices that "raise legal, national security, and ethical concerns" related to U.S.-China economic

Procurement Bans on Goods, Services from Chinese-Government Linked Companies May Start Proliferating in U.S. States

U.S. state level laws that prohibit purchases from companies owned or operated by the Chinese government may start proliferating, as several states have moved forward with their laws and

Florida Governor Takes Actions against Chinese Cyber, Investment Threats

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced several actions related to the activities of Chinese companies in Florida, including on data practices and land purchases.

China Raises WTO Concerns Related to U.S. Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

A spokesperson for China's Ministry of Commerce has raised concerns about the discrimination against foreign products that is part of the electric vehicle tax credits in the U.S. Inflation

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