- “Cybersecurity or Protectionism? Defusing the Most Volatile Issue in the U.S.–China Relationship,” by Daniel J. Ikenson
- “It’s Time to Negotiate a New Economic Relationship with China,” by Simon Lester and Huan Zhu
As part of the 100 Day Action Plan on economic issues that the U.S. and China negotiated back in May, there was agreement by both sides to liberalize trade in a few areas. It was a relatively minor set of issues, but nonetheless there was some real progress.
Many of the themes in today’s immigration battles played out a century ago in the “Chinese Restaurant War.” That war’s fears and restrictions seem both terrible and comical today; will today’s fears and restrictions seem likewise in the future?
Using national security as justification isn’t credible, and retaliation would hit export-competitive industries.
There is still a long way to go before the UK negotiates free trade deals of its own, but once it does its trade policy team is in good hands.
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By Daniel J. Ikenson. Policy Analysis No. 815. July 13, 2017.
By Simon Lester and Huan Zhu. Free Trade Bulletin No. 70. April 4, 2017.
By Daniel J. Ikenson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 69. February 6, 2017.
By Daniel R. Pearson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 66. April 11, 2016.
As China’s economic power has increased, so has criticism of its market-distorting economic practices. The U.S. government has brought international trade complaints against China and used unilateral actions and threats, but U.S. businesses are unsatisfied with the results. In a new paper, Cato scholars Simon Lester and Huan Zhu argue that an overly aggressive approach runs the risk of a serious U.S.-China trade war, and instead, the United States should initiate formal negotiations on a trade agreement with China.
Demonstrating his preference for action over reason, President Trump signed an executive order to officially withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. On the one hand, it’s refreshing to witness the rare act of a politician fulfilling a campaign pledge. On the other hand, there is nothing else good about it.
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