This week’s meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi provides the American president an opportunity to reset a U.S.-China trade and economic relationship that has become severely unbalanced, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
Of all the issues that will be on the table when President Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, none is more important for the U.S. and global economies than China’s mercantilist campaign to dominate advanced industries by flouting the rules of the international trading system, writes Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post.
China’s systematic mercantilism is a threat to the U.S. economy and the very soul of the global trading system. America cannot respond with either flaccid appeasement or economic nationalism; it must assemble an international coalition that pressures China to stop rigging markets and start competing on fair terms.
Please join ITIF as it releases a new report laying out a strategic trade and economic policy narrative for the Trump administration to pursue with China.
To evaluate the impact of increasing Chinese investments in the United States, U.S. policymakers must first understand that China is playing hardball to ensure its firms gain global market share at the expense of their competitors.
China’s continued favoritism for its state-owned enterprises even when the data show that its privately-owned businesses are more innovative and more productive goes against its promises to embrace market-based economic trade policies when it joined the World Trade Organization, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Rob Atkinson was one of four experts invited to discuss the digital economy and policy at the 2016 U.S-China Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade on November 22.
In a memo in Innovation Files to the newly appointed commerce minister of a developing country, Rob Atkinson outlines an “easy” plan to create a successful tech sector using best-in-breed strategies for enacting innovation mercantilism.
Chinese privately owned firms achieved an additional 0.16¥ in output for every yuan they invested in R&D, while state-owned firms created only 0.12¥ more output, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Regardless of whether its currency is undervalued, China still employs mercantilist policies to unfairly bolster its manufacturing sector, writes Adams Nager in The International Economy.
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation on May 19, 2016 at a CSIA-SIA Workshop on Semiconductor Global Value Chains in Beijing, China explaining why China benefits most by participating in open global value chains for the production and consumption of semiconductor components and end products.
One of the best indications the U.S. has so far that the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes are working is that the Chinese are copying them, said Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
ITIF urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing.
Women make up 40 percent of the STEM workforce in China versus only 24 percent in the United States, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
China’s labor productivity grew by a world-best 12 percent from 2000 to 2011, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
After almost 15 years of Chinese membership in the WTO, it is becoming increasingly clear that the vision of China embracing a rules-governed, market-based global trade system has yet to materialize, Stephen Ezell writes in The International Economy.
The United States can no longer afford to stand idly by as China pursues an aggressive by-hook-or-by-crook strategy in its attempt to dominate the global technology market, argues Rob Atkinson in Forbes.
China's references to its semiconductor trade deficit are a facade for a mercantilist trade policy, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
For years, China has been engaging in a pattern of misbehavior that is integral to its aggressive, mercantilist strategy for becoming an economic superpower, write Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
China's broken promises have harmed the global trading system as well as both economic growth and the health of innovative industries across the United States and Europe, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
Nigel Cory recaps ITIF’s recent event on China’s mercantilist trade strategy and potential U.S. responses in Innovation Files.
When China entered WTO expectations for reform were high. Fifteen years later, it’s clear the Chinese have not met their commitments. To address China’s increasingly aggressive innovation mercantilism, it is time for “constructive confrontation.”
ITIF releases report outlining the ways China has failed to live up to the commitments it made when it joined the WTO.
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States later this month, please join ITIF on September 17 for an expert panel discussion exploring the ramifications of China’s economic and trade strategies and delving into potential remedies and responses.
U.S. public investment in clean energy RD&D lags behind Asian competitors, which are already seeing a payoff in both research output and commercial success.