This past week, CTM covered the following issues.

In China:

  • Imports of pineapples from Indonesia and soybean meal from Zambia were authorized.
  • Loans to African countries were forgiven; a new loan for Huawei to build communications towers in the Solomon Islands was announced.
  • The lists of demonstration and pilot cities for intellectual property rights protection were updated.

In the U.S.:

  • Legislation was introduced to restrict Chinese investment in agricultural land and businesses.
  • Exclusions of Chinese companies from government purchases of electric vehicles.
  • Seven Chinese entities were added to a Commerce Department blacklist.

In other parts of the world:

  • A UK order that prevents the acquisition of a UK electronic design firm by a Hong Kong company, on the basis that it "is necessary and proportionate to mitigate the risk to national security."
  • At the WTO, an SPS Committee meeting discussion of SPS measures imposed by China or imposed by other Members against Chinese goods.
  • China submitted its report to the WTO on recent anti-dumping actions.

In scholarship:

  • Papers/articles on Chinese economic coercion and the Chinese sanctions regime.
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