jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532

China Puts off Licenses for U.S. Companies Amid Tariff Battle
  • VOA News
  • jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532 - tonysbshop.com

    jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532
jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532

September 12, 2018 08:15

Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, an official of a business group said Tuesday.

The disclosure is the first public confirmation of U.S. companies' fears that their operations in China or access to its markets might be disrupted by the battle over Beijing's technology policy. China is running out of American imports for penalties in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's tariff hikes, which has prompted worries that Chinese regulators might target operations of U.S. companies.

The license delay applies to industries Beijing has promised to open to foreign competitors, according to Jacob Parker, vice president for China operations of the U.S.-China Business Council. The group represents some 200 American companies that do business with China.

In meetings over the past three weeks, Cabinet-level officials told USCBC representatives they are putting off accepting applications "until the trajectory of the U.S.-China relationship improves and stabilizes," Parker said.

Chinese authorities have promised to increase foreign access to areas including banking, securities, insurance and asset management. "There seem to be domestic political pressures that are working against the perception of U.S. companies receiving benefits" during the dispute, Parker said.

As for what improvement might entail, Parker said Chinese officials want an end to Trump's tariff hikes and a negotiated settlement. He declined to identify the officials but, in a sign Beijing wants foreign companies to help lobby Washington, said the meetings represented "unprecedented access" for his group.

Beijing matched Trump's earlier tariff increase on $50 billion of imports but is running out of American goods for retaliation due to their lopsided trade balance. China bought American goods worth about $1 for every $3 of goods it exported to the United States.

Trump is poised to decide whether to raise duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Beijing has issued a $60 billion list of goods for retaliation. A foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, said Monday that China will "definitely take countermeasures" if the tariff hike goes ahead.

jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532 - tonysbshop.com
An online video about U.S.-China trade tensions produced by China's state television broadcaster plays on a computer screen in Beijing, China on Aug. 23, 2018. /AP

Economists have warned Beijing might target service industries such as engineering or logistics, in which the United States runs a trade surplus with China.

Chinese commentators have suggested Beijing might use its multitrillion-dollar holdings of U.S. government debt as a weapon, though that would impose costs on China. State-controlled media have encouraged boycotts of Japanese and South Korean products in past disputes with those governments.

The government said in June it would impose unspecified "comprehensive measures" if necessary. That left U.S. companies on edge about whether Beijing will use its heavily regulated economy to disrupt their operations by withholding licenses or launching tax, anti-monopoly or other investigations.

Chinese leaders reject Trump's demand to roll back official industry plans such as "Made in China 2025," which calls for state-led creation of global champions in robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies.

Washington, Europe and other trading partners say those plans violate Beijing's market-opening commitments. But Communist leaders see them as a path to prosperity and global influence.

Chinese negotiators agreed in May to narrow their multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States by purchasing more American soybeans and other products. Beijing scrapped that deal after Trump's first tariff increase went ahead July 6.

In addition to rolling back industry plans, the Trump administration wants Beijing to reduce the privileges of state-owned companies and eliminate requirements for foreign companies to hand over technology to Chinese partners.

In their meetings with the USCBC, Chinese officials expressed willingness to buy more American exports but "showed no appetite at all" to talk about industry reform, technology policy or other U.S. priorities, Parker said. "I don't consider that to be very positive for any kind of negotiated outcome in the short term or medium term," he said.

Chinese regulators have shown their willingness to attack foreign companies in disputes with other governments. Last year, Beijing destroyed South Korean retailer Lotte's business in China after it sold a golf course in South Korea to the country's government for construction of a missile defense system opposed by Chinese leaders.

Beijing closed most of Lotte's 99 supermarkets and other outlets in China. Seoul and Beijing later mended relations, but Lotte gave up and sold its China operations.

ZxZAlaSE WOMEN BKE N Wedges superior , aqujUua6 WOMENS Juicy Couture Wedges quality , ZsWzB0cj women Dollhouse Tan/Brown Wedges promotion , vaRpha0W women Brown Gold Wedges Cheap , rZoybvj6 lady Jack Rogers Wedges wear-resistantdKchMaCm WOMEN Colin Stuart Wedges auction , KGKFWeAR woman Aerosoles Gold Wedges finishing , viVS4HSL WOMEN Beige/Black Wedges Qualified productionjUezcHp4 LADY BCBGeneration Pl-imagene Wedges newcomer008dApYP LADY Mudd Cognac Wedges wear-resistant0a5YHxcG lady Qupid Wedges Nice color , S4E8OcfK MISS Balenciaga Glove Wedges StylishQIMTj4zn womens Vince Stefania Wedges impeccablemAhh6Jdx women Mulberry Blanc Wedges UniqueIDBdYiPJ ladies Trouvé Black Wedges Nice , Pv6Hw4Oj Women's Lanvin Pink Wedges Cheapest , gKpCGX8p Ladies Blac New Wedges Easy , dON8o0Av lady Jambu Blue Wedges brand , Yr1D5AXC Ladies Restricted Gray Wedges Germany , ONFqOmGy WOMEN Red Wedges environmentally friendlyrusnFiEu WOMENS Xhilaration Wedges Excellent performance , sHAxt4YI woman Bluegreen Wedges Large selection , c2hIdCRU WOMENS Koolaburra Wedges Moderate price , BBBTqFw0 women Green Wedges Famous store , Hmq4hX0y Women's Marshalls Black Wedges On-line , Gow83RfU woman Na Wedges Modern designfVEbbI2S womens Qupid Blue Wedges Characteristic , 19KxCLxc LADY Lands' End Wedges superior , NLKNf4MS Women's Tsubo Blac Wedges Cheap
Marina Yachting Loafers - Women Marina Yachting Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11486551WUBlondo Evie Wide Shaft Boot Waterproof , lady Valentino Pink/White Garavani Rockstud Sandals First class in his class , Men/Women Even&Odd Sandals Quality Firstman/woman Steve Madden Emmy Heels New designD thymar c trainers , navy, Geoxmen/women Freebird Steel Boots excellent qualityASICS GEL-CHALLENGER 11 - Multicourt shoes - white/silverTed Baker VYIXYNP 2 - Classic heels Colour: black , Tommy Hilfiger MAXWELL - Trainers - midnightVans Sneakers - Men Vans Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11573788NO , Nike Sneakers - Men Nike Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11452896FCmen's/women's Ryka Nite Run Sneakers & Athletic Ryka High-quality materials , Cesare Paciotti Loafers - Men Cesare Paciotti Loafers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11504992JODel Toro Boots - Men Del Toro Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11578464NKPinko Sneakers - Women Pinko Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11530745AT , Schutz Sandals - Women Schutz Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11440432AGCasadei Ankle Boot - Women Casadei Ankle Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11555214JF , Loretta Pettinari Sandals - Women Loretta Pettinari Sandals online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11565185QX , Manolo Blahnik Pink Light Kitten SandalsMISS Céline Wedges special discount price , oWuzuGj1 SKECHERS Performance You - Exhale , fashionable Sperry Oasis Dock PrintsBurberry Iconic Tartan Plaid & Check Gauden Canvas Slip-on Sneakers SneakersValentino Brown Rockstud Triple Strap Low Heel Cage 36.5) SandalsPrada Black Sport Patent Leather T-strap Flat Sandalsladies Brian Atwood Nudist Formal Shoes Beautiful designBruno Magli Beige Sling Back Low Sandals , woman Giuseppe Zanotti Black Platforms Moderate costswomen Alejandro Ingelmo Light Pink Sandals finishing

jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532 - tonysbshop.com

  • Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com
jYcmTSrc womens Beige/Cheetah Wedges Beige/Cheetah jYcmTSrc Wedges Superior quality db09532
Previous Next
All Headlines Back to Top
Shoes 3495682