This past week, CTM covered the following issues.

In China:

  • Xi Jinping attends two summits with Arab nations
  • State Council issues plans for expanding domestic demand
  • New regulation on deep fakes
  • Authorization of imports of cattle and tobacco leaves from Laos
  • China's registration requirement for food exporters leads to trade conflict with Taiwan

In the United States:

  • Proposed legislation in Congress to ban TikTok and to exclude Huawei from financial system
  • CFIUS review finds Chinese company's purchase of land in North Dakota not covered, and investment can now go forward
  • More Chinese semiconductor companies added to trade blacklist
  • Treasury Department sanctions Chinese distant water fishing fleets
  • More U.S. state governments restrict TikTok use by government employees

At the WTO:

  • Chinese WTO complaint against U.S. semiconductor export restrictions
  • WTO panel ruling in case brought by China (and others) against U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs
  • Chinese criticism of U.S. trade policy at WTO meeting

In the rest of the world:

  • Chinese Ambassador to U.S. comments on China-Africa relations and "debt diplomacy"
  • New Canadian strategy on critical minerals and investment screening proposal
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