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Engaged!

Engaged!

[Christoper Padilla by Al Diaz for the Miami Herald] In 2000, under the direction of the Clinton Administration, the US found itself at a critical juncture for decision: further integrate China into the global economy, or throw away decades spent building a trusting relationship? Now, with the deepening bilateral trade deficit, the US finds itself […]

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SED, Round III: Beijing

SED, Round III: Beijing

  January 17 and 18, China and the US held the third round of the Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing.   The SED is a cabinet-level series of summits began by President Hu Jin Tao and President George W. Bush in August, 2006 to address and smooth over Sino-American disputes such as those surrounding product safety and […]

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Overview: US – China Trade Issues

The FPA's Great Decisions 2008 program's television series broadcasted on PBS offers a show featuring US-China Trade, and summarily introduces a number of issues affecting the global economy and Sino-American relations: Agricultural trade. How do China's geographic, agricultural, and environmental characteristics uniquely position the US to enjoy a mutually beneficial trade relationship with China? Manufactured goods. How […]

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US and China: Environmentally-Friendly?

US and China: Environmentally-Friendly?

China's Three Gorges on the Yangtze River With measured holiday celebrations by Americans this year, the US finds itself in a thick and thorny growing trade deficit with China. Recent reports by the US Commerce Department that overall trade deficits have declined in the past two consecutive quarters may do little to assuage Congress members, […]

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