Tag Archives: US-China relations

TradeTalk China: January 14-20, 2023

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: A New Standard of “Influence?” Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act (H.R. 22), which would prohibit the Department of Energy (DOE) from selling petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to any entity that is “under the ownership, control, or influence … Continue Reading

TradeTalk China: December 12 – December 16, 2022

This week Republicans filed a flurry of bills focused on China. While they may be seeking to push these proposals as policy riders in the omnibus government spending package, more likely they reflect continuing interest by congressional Republicans to legislate on US-China policy and relations at least as aggressively in the 118th Congress as they … Continue Reading

TradeTalk China: December 2 – December 9, 2022

House Passes Compromise Defense Spending Bill, Reflects China Focus The House voted 350-80 to pass the compromise defense authorization bill on Thursday. The 4,000-plus page package would authorize $857.9 billion in fiscal 2023 defense spending, $45 billion more than requested by the White House. The Senate is expected to consider the legislation next week. Why … Continue Reading

Chips Chatter: November 28-December 6

What Happened Last Week: Commerce Secretary Raimondo’s Remarks on U.S.-China Competition Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said export controls will be “strategically and continuously” updated in remarks at MIT on November 30. Raimondo said the U.S. is working with allies on semiconductor tooling restrictions and hopes they “will take steps similar to ours” and emphasized … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – September 3, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change, as is the White House press briefing schedule. 11:30 a.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT receives his intelligence briefing | … Continue Reading

COVID-19: US Developments – Implementation and Oversight of CARES Act – June 8, 2020

Fueled by a stronger-than-expected monthly national employment report, President Donald Trump is vowing to press the US Congress to craft a bipartisan COVID-19 response package this summer that places a heavy emphasis on policies that would accelerate the return of the American economy as it emerges from the pandemic-driven shutdown. The White House drive comes … Continue Reading

COVID-19: US Developments – Implementation and Oversight of CARES Act – June 4, 2020

As public protests against police brutality and racial disparity continued to dominate the national policy debate, pushing coronavirus-related news from the front pages, the US Senate has given its approval to legislation passed last week by the US House of Representatives making changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the March 27 Coronavirus … Continue Reading
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