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Taiwan Will Not Be Part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, For Now

As the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), an initiative of the Biden administration to counter China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region, is under development, there has been a question about whether Taiwan will be part of it. White

Canada Excludes Huawei, ZTE from 5G Market

After a long period of internal debate and discussion, Canada announced last week that it

CTM Weekly Newsletter

This past week, CTM covered the following issues: Chinese IP court rulings on foreign trademarks,

Chinese IP Courts Defend Foreign Trademarks

China's intellectual property (IP) courts recently ruled in several cases that Chinese companies infringed foreign

China Removes Restrictions on Canadian Canola Seeds

The Canadian government announced yesterday that "Canada has been advised that China has reinstated access

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Calls for Taiwan's Inclusion in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

In advance of the Biden administration's expected launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) next

Xi Calls for More Integration But Faces Difficult Trade Climate

At the Conference of the 70th Anniversary of China Council for the Promotion of International

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WTO & Trade Agreements

China Pushes Back Against Exclusionary TRIPS Waiver Text Language

A draft text of the WTO TRIPS Waiver, which is designed to facilitate production of Covid-19 medicines in developing countries, has language that could exclude China from its scope. At

WTO Subsidies Committee Meeting Discusses Chinese Industrial Subsidies, Overcapacity, and Transparency

At a recent WTO meeting, a number of countries pressed China on issues related to industrial subsidies, overcapacity, and transparency.

WTO Meeting Discusses Range of Offensive and Defensive Chinese Trade Issues

At the November 1 and 2, 2021 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which the minutes of the meeting have just recently been circulated by the

TRIPS Council Meeting Discusses Chinese "Anti-Suit" Injunctions

We have previously written about an EU request under Article 63.3 of the TRIPS Agreement relating to "a number of recent [Chinese] judicial decisions and regulations relating to patents,

Chinese Laws & Cases

Chinese IP Courts Defend Foreign Trademarks

China's intellectual property (IP) courts recently ruled in several cases that Chinese companies infringed foreign companies' trademarks or engaged in unfair competition. The foreign trademarks involved include German brand Wilo,

Chinese Market Regulator Announces Antitrust Investigation on Largest Online Academic Database CNKI

On May 13, China's State Administration for Market Regulation announced that it will start an antitrust investigation of CNKI, an online database for papers and journal articles. CNKI has been

Law Journal Article Looks at Concurrent Proceedings under Chinese BITs and Domestic Courts

A recent article in the ICSID Review examines a German investment in China, and how a government expropriation was challenged in domestic courts and before an international tribunal.

China Attempts to Broaden Sectors that Welcome Foreign Investment

China's state planner recently issued a draft of the catalogue of sectors in which foreign investment is encouraged. The draft expanded the encouraged sectors to cover agriculture, equipment manufacturing, pharmaceutical

Foreign Laws & Cases

SEC Adds 12 Companies for Delisting, Reaching 140 in Total

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently added another 12 companies to its list of companies that fail to comply with U.S. auditing requirements and are therefore subject

What Is China's Objection to U.S. Competitiveness Legislation?

In recent Senate testimony, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo suggested that China objected to certain U.S. legislation because it would improve U.S. economic competitiveness. In reality, China's concerns with

Bipartisan House Bill Tries To Shift Manufacturing from China to Latin America

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a bill to bring manufacturing back to the Western hemisphere by providing incentives for manufacturers to leave China. While

Senator Menendez's "Economic Statecraft" Bill Would Confront and Compete with China

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bill at the end of April calling for both confrontation and competition with China.

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