Research: Economics and Trade

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The U.S. trade deficit with China continues to grow but at a slower rate. A key reason for this is the boom in U.S. automotive and aerospace shipments to China. As China becomes more affluent and urbanized, ordinary Chinese are driving more cars and traveling more by frequently by air. China’s future demand, however, could be affected by pollution, traffic bottlenecks, and other factors. U.S. companies must also contend with China’s industrial policy, which tilts the playing field toward domestic industry. In the long run, technology transfer and off-shoring could erode U.S. competitiveness and take business away from U.S. plants.
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This paper looks at China's foreign exchange reserves and holdings of U.S. Treasuries, and examines China’s efforts to diversify its investments
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USCC economic issue brief prepared by staff on China's petition last October to join the Trade in Services Agreement, a side agreement in the WTO that entered its sixth round of talks in late February.
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Today the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released a Staff Research Backgrounder on "China's New Income Inequality Reform Plan and Implications for Rebalancing." The backgrounder examines China's already large and steadily growing gap in income and the Chinese Communist Party's efforts to address it. The report was written by Nargiza Salidjanova, USCC Economic and Trade Policy Analyst.
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Today the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released a staff report entitled “The Reliability of China’s Economic Data: An Analysis of National Output” that examines the quality of China’s national output statistics. The report was written by Iacob N. Koch-Weser, an Economic and Trade Policy Analyst for the USCC.
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Prepared for the USCC by Marybeth Davis, James Lecky, Torrey Froscher, David Chen, Abel Kerevel, Stephen Schlaikjer, CENTRA Technology, Inc.,
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Written by USCC Research Fellow (2011): Joseph Casey
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Prepared for the USCC by Andrew Szamosszegi, Capital Trade, Incorporated