Research: Trade Bulletins

Trade Bulletin
Sector focus – Internet Privacy and Freedom of the Press
Trade Bulletin
Sector spotlight – Traditional Chinese medicine
Trade Bulletin
Sector spotlight – Aluminum
Trade Bulletin
Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States
Trade Bulletin
Sector spotlight – Steel
Trade Bulletin
Sector spotlight – Semiconductors
Trade Bulletin
Sector spotlight – E-commerce
Trade Bulletin
Sector spotlight – Sorghum
Trade Bulletin
Bilateral trade: Robust growth in imports widened the U.S. goods deficit with China despite a recovery in U.S. exports this month; Quarterly review of China’s economy: China registers slowest quarterly growth in six years; central government introduces measures to boost the economy; two major corporate defaults mark new trend in China’s slowdown; Policy trends in China’s economy: China to adopt a broadly discretionary national security review and more comprehensive guidelines for foreign investments in its four free trade zones (FTZs).
Trade Bulletin
Highlights of this month’s edition: Bilateral trade: Total value of U.S. trade with China continues along a downward trend as the U.S. deficit in goods increases in 2015. Bilateral policy issues: U.S.-China trade surplus in services increased in 2014 due to strong growth in travel sector; China underpays for U.S. intellectual property given the magnitude of its high-technology exports. 2015 National People’s Congress Special: Government promises slower, stable growth, renews emphasis on economic reform; last year’s energy intensity and emissions reduction targets met, but public outrage over pollution continues. Policy trends in China’s economy: The 2015 Spring Festival sees domestic consumption slow while more Chinese choose to spend holiday abroad; CCTV Consumer Rights program attacks state-owned telecom.