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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Defense Bill, Including Various China Provisions

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense spending bill, which includes a number of provisions that address various China trade and economic issues. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill this week.

U.S. ITC Report on Foreign Censorship Documents Trade Losses in Chinese Market

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a report last week "on the impacts to U.S. businesses of foreign censorship in the key markets of China, Russia, Turkey, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia through the application of case studies and a survey." In this article, we focus

U.S. ITC Issues Report on Foreign Censorship Policies and Practices Affecting U.S. Businesses

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a report last week that "identifies and describes various foreign government censorship policies and practices, including examples that U.S. businesses consider impediments to trade and investment." The report covered a wide range of countries. In this piece, we focus

Senator Cruz Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Federal Funding of Programs that Alter Political Content for Screening in China

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has introduced legislation entitled “Stopping Censorship, Restoring Integrity, and Protecting Talkies Act” (the “SCRIPT Act”), which attempts to "prohibit the use of Federal funds for the production of programs by United States companies that alter political content for screening in the People's Republic

USITC Hearing on Foreign Censorship

On July 1, the ITC held a public hearing on two investigations into foreign censorship practices.

New Lawsuit in U.S. Court Against WeChat Censorship and Surveillance

There has been some recent reporting on a new lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County related to alleged censorship and surveillance of U.S. users on WeChat. Jeanne Whalen of the Washington Post (“ California plaintiffs sue Chinese tech giant Tencent, alleging WeChat app is

Sen. Grassley Requests USITC Investigation of the Economic Effects of Foreign Censorship Practices

On January 4, 2021, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter [http://docs.chinatrademonitor.com/SFC-letter-censorship.pdf] to the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an investigation of (1) foreign censorship practices that impede trade or investment in key foreign markets
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