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U.S. and Hong Kong/China Continue to Spar on WTO Origin Marking Dispute
At the WTO's DSB meeting last Friday, the U.S., Hong Kong, and China all offered comments on issues underlying the recent WTO panel report that found U.S. origin marking requirements related to products from Hong Kong to be in violation of WTO rules.
U.S. and Hong Kong/China Spar over Origin Marking Panel Report at WTO
At the WTO's DSB meeting last Friday, the United States, Hong Kong, and China all offered comments on the recent WTO panel report finding U.S. origin marking requirements related to products from Hong Kong to be in violation of WTO rules.
Five Chinese Tech Firms Sanctioned for Human Rights Abuses
The U.S. Department of Commerce added five more Chinese tech companies to its Entity List on the basis of human rights violations. These companies are related to Hikvision, a Chinese maker of surveillance equipment. Hikvision claimed back in 2019 that it had low reliance on U.S. products for
Members of Congress Press Biden Administration for Hikvision Sanctions
The two leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee have requested that President Biden make a determination about whether sanctions should be imposed on Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (Hikvision) for its activities related to human rights abuses.
Chinese Ambassador to EU Comments on Wide Range of China-EU Trade Issues
In an interview from earlier in February, Ambassador Fu Cong, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, offered some insights into official Chinese government thinking on the following issues: other countries' economic relationships with Taiwan, restrictions on trade in Chinese products due to labor/human rights concerns, the status
U.S. Congressmen Introduce Legislation To Withdraw China's Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status
Two Republican Congressmen have introduced legislation that would revoke China's permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status. This legislation, if enacted, would lead to annual reviews, linked to human rights concerns, of U.S. tariffs on China.
U.S. Banks Pressed on Chinese Business at Congressional Hearing
At a Congressional hearing earlier this week, a Republican Congressman pressed several banking executives about their willingness to do business with China.