Research

This paper analyzes China’s preferential trade strategy and rationale. It finds that China has signed trade agreements primarily with countries that are neither significant in the global economy nor vital to China’s export sector. Indeed, several partners enjoy bilateral trade surpluses with China…
Chinese businesses participating in the U.S. financial services sector can effectively operate behind a firewall that keeps them largely immune from the jurisdiction of U.S. courts and regulatory agencies, leaving U.S. partners, competitors, and investors vulnerable. Greater legal protections for U…
Key Findings:China has created a regional bank among its Asian neighbors, in a move opposed by the Obama Administration; U.S. allies have sided with China despite Washington’s concerns that China might be using the bank to circumvent more established international banks, such as the World Bank and…
In this Issue:China’s Foreign Policy: Scholar proposes deeper China-Latin America integration under Maritime Silk Road initiative; leading think tank researcher predicts challenges ahead for China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Domestic Policy Agenda: National People’s Congress delegate…
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s major state-directed plans and the potential opportunities and challenges they pose for the United States. Electronic or hard-copy proposals must be submitted…
This report seeks to quantify changes in the bilateral relationship between China and North Korea by examining hundreds of discrete exchanges between Chinese and North Korean officials as reported by the Director of National Intelligence Open Source Center from January 2009 to December 2014. The…
This paper assesses China’s relative significance for individual ASEAN economies. It starts with an overview of China’s trade and investment relations with ASEAN as a whole. The paper then provides descriptive statistics on each ASEAN country’s composition of foreign trade by product and top trade…
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s efforts to expand the international use of its currency, the renminbi (RMB). Electronic or hard-copy proposals must be submitted by 5:30PM (EST) on April 6,…
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission invites submission of proposals to provide a one-time unclassified report on China’s efforts to combat terrorism. Electronic or hard-copy proposals must be submitted by 5:30PM (EST) on April 2, 2015.
This report assesses recent developments in China’s wind and solar industries and the implications for the United States. It builds on the Commission’s past work on U.S.-China energy issues, including the April 2014 hearing on bilateral clean energy cooperation. The research also draws on…