The US has a strong case and compelling incentives to confront China’s entrenched protectionist state capitalism in trade negotiations.
The European Commission’s proposals to tax the digital economy would shift tax revenue from the US to Europe.
The keys to success in US-China trade and investment negotiations are perseverance and a long-term strategy. What happens this week in Beijing will constitute only an opening bid in a tortuous process.
As the US and China move toward confrontation across a wide number of economic and strategic fronts, Chinese cyberespionage is on the rise again.
The European Commission recently proposed two directives to address the challenges of taxing the digital economy. How will these proposals work?
As China sends a prominent trade official to the US, the administration should try negotiations before taking unilateral action against Beijing’s mercantilist protectionism — particularly in the information and communication technology sectors.
The US must respond to China’s protectionist behavior and technological mercantilism surrounding the information and communications technology sector and the operation of the internet.
The US needs a reckoning with Beijing over its emergent technological mercantilism, but the rationales advanced against Huawei’s efforts to sell phones in the US are flawed.
Cybersecurity and digital trade issues are areas both in flux, so it would take a braver blogger than I to make firm predictions. But here are a few possible challenges and issues that could well come to the fore in early 2018.
As China emerges as a leader in the global digital world, it is clear that the US needs a trade strategy that matches the broad scope of Beijing’s anti-competitive state practices.