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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.

China and Pakistan Vow More Cooperation on Trade and Infrastructure

During a visit by Pakistan's prime minister to Beijing, Chinese leaders reaffirmed commitments to work with Pakistan on port and railway building, trade expansion, and financial stability.

Germany Finds Compromise on Port Purchase, Still Searching for Broader China Strategy

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz seems to be sending friendly signals toward Beijing ahead of his state visit early next month, with the latest effort being help in crafting a compromise on a Chinese company's purchase of a minority stake in a container port in Hamburg.

Controversy in Germany over Possible Sale of Port of Hamburg to Chinese Company

A proposed purchase by a Chinese company of a stake in an important German port has led to divisions within the German government, and prospects for regulatory approval are uncertain.

New Report Examines Chinese Lending in Kenya and Impact on Mombasa Port

A new paper from a research center at Johns Hopkins University examines the controversy over Chinese lending for a Kenyan railway and the possible seizure of a Kenyan port, which has been put forward as an example of China's "debt trap diplomacy." The paper concludes as follows: "we believe that

Hong Kong Court Rejects Effort To Move Port Dispute Legal Proceedings to Djibouti

In a ruling last week, the Court of Appeal of the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region upheld a judge's decision that a contract dispute between a Dubai company and a Chinese company related to a Djibouti port should not be moved from the Hong Kong courts

Australia and NZ Trade Ministers Comment on CPTPP and China Trade Issues

At a joint press conference [https://www.trademinister.gov.au/minister/dan-tehan/transcript/press-conference-new-zealand-trade-minister] on November 19 after their meeting, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan and New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O'Connor were asked about a number of trade issues related to
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