Joel A. Gallo, CEO, Columbia China League Business Advisory Co.
Aug 28, 2020
Hainan’s attractive geography and proximity to major trade routes create a multitude of economic opportunities for China. A proposed free-trade port on the island could improve access to all it has to offer and create a potential economic boom.
Zhang Monan, Senior Fellow, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Sep 18, 2019
The elimination of tariffs, barriers and subsidies will not only promote fair market competition and end policy distortions but will also greatly enhance the competitive advantage of enterprises. China’s free trade zones should pay heed and embrace such reform.
Joshua P. Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Nov 23, 2016
The U.S.-China relationship is complex and often fraught, but getting it right is possibly the most important economic and foreign policy task of any President. The pathway to a more advantageous U.S. economic relationship with China will not be easily forged, but it is vital to the American economy. As China’s President Xi Jinping told Trump recently, a cooperative U.S.-China relationship is the only pathway forward.
Walker Rowe, Publisher, Southern Pacific Review
Nov 06, 2015
For those who oppose the TPP, much as been made of the secret nature in which the treaty was negotiated. Walker Rowe summarizes some major sectors that will be affect by the treaty, and thus trying to influence a rather fractured and unpopular trade agreement.
Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group
Oct 28, 2015
While the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership has potential to split Asia Pacific, it could be used as a foundation for truly free trade, along with other free trade plans in the region.
Wu Sike, Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Oct 14, 2015
For China and the United States, a new type of economic and trade relationship with each other is in the best interest of the two major powers, and they should work towards this end. That will require Washington to view the new TTP through the lens of its best economic interests, and join China in creating the world’s largest free-trade zone by around 2030.
Han Liqun, Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations
Sep 01, 2015
Whether or not the struggling talks produce an agreement soon, the US and China do not need to be defensive about the TPP. Instead, they should open an obstruction-free channel for dialogue, through which both countries can use anticipatory diplomacy to enhance mutual trust.
Yin Chengde, Research Fellow, China Foundation for International Studies
Aug 12, 2015
Washington’s goals in the Trans-Pacific Partnership may have been economic at first, but the most recent negotiations suggest the trade agreement has become a tool of the US ‘pivot to Asia’. A symptom of its quest to contain China, it’s an unworthy goal for the US – and it’s doomed to fail.
Joel Backaler, Associate Vice President, Frontier Strategy Group
Jul 09, 2015
The rapid development of China-U.S. e-commerce is challenging traditional assumptions about how international business is conducted, but there still is a lack of understanding among foreign brands and retailers about what cross-border e-commerce is and how they can leverage it to sell their products to Chinese consumers.
Lu Xinhong, Associate Researcher, CCIEE
Jun 08, 2015
The recent initiative provides the possibility for RMB internationalization to grow deep roots, but that global outreach could be a “double-edged sword.” Exchange-rate fluctuations will mean greater exchange risks for enterprises, but the RMB cross-border settlements could also help enterprises to hedge exchange-rate risks.