Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487




China Puts off Licenses for U.S. Companies Amid Tariff Battle
  • VOA News
  • Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487 - tonysbshop.com

    Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487
Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487

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.

Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487 - 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.

New Balance MRL247 - Trainers - whiteCalvin Klein IYLER - Trainers - whiteNew Balance MSX90 - Trainers - olive , Diadora B.ELITE BOLDER - Trainers - whiteVeja V-12 - Trainers - white/emeraude , New Balance U420 - Trainers - burgundy , Kenneth Cole New York Trainers - black , HUGO TENN - Trainers - black , Puma LEADER - Sports shoes - black/silver , Globe CHUKKA - Trainers - dark shadow/tobacco/winter , Bugatti OAK - Trainers - dark blue , Marc O'Polo Classic ankle boots - cognacSkechers Sport OVERHAUL - Trainers - olive/black , Element TOPAZ - Trainers - flint black , Redskins NERINO - High-top trainers - noir , Lacoste AVANCE - Trainers - black/dark greyNew Balance ML574 - Trainers - brownsugar , Etnies KINGPIN - Skate shoes - brown/black , Cruyff LUSSO - Trainers - frost grey , New Balance ML373 - Trainers - grey , Asics Tiger GEL-CIRCUIT - Trainers - white , Pro-Keds ROYAL PLUS - Trainers - navy , Supra ALUMINUM - High-top trainers - grey , Puma SUEDE CLASSIC - Trainers - black/firecracker/white , New Balance MRL247 - Trainers - blackNew Balance ML373 - Trainers - navySupra VAIDER - Skate shoes - red/white , Levi's? MALIBU - Trainers - dark khaki , Asics Tiger GEL-LYTE - Trainers - black ,
Spaziomoda Ankle Boot - Women Spaziomoda Ankle Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11449263VPSuperfeet Premium Green - Wide Fit , WOMEN Roger Vivier Brown Pumps Germany , Converse CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR OX Blue , Vans Men's Sk8-Hi Reissue V Trainers, Black blackCarol Christian Poell Ankle Boot - Women Carol Christian Poell Ankle Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11503242UH , New Balance 300 Suede/Mesh - Sneakers - Women New Balance Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11466924RJ , Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Court - Women Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11299710OTwoman Tory Burch Snakeskin Snake Wedges Carefully selected materials , woman Robert Clergerie Black Emme Platforms Excellent quality , Nike White/Brown/Gold/Silver 2006 Air Max 95 Sneakers , Men/Women Steve Madden Prymm Oxfords Fair priceNike Sportswear DUALTONE RACER - Trainers Colour: desert sand/phantom/white/black , New Look RETRO - High heeled sandals Colour: black , men/women Badgley Mischka Kelly II Heels have funmen's/women's Giuseppe Zanotti E800067 Heels Stylish and charmingMen/Women Romika Cassie 07 Boots a good reputation in the world , Hogan Rebel Sneakers - Women Hogan Rebel Sneakers online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11231958VC , Roberto Festa Court - Women Roberto Festa Courts online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11024223LDFratelli Karida Boots - Women Fratelli Karida Boots online on YOOX United Kingdom - 11533421VF , JzFNV3z3 SKECHERS Relaxed Fit Glides CalculousPersonalization trend Stuart Weitzman Quebec , renewed on time Clarks Petrina Gail , Sbicca Mansion Take on any style challenge in the fascinating Sbicca Mansion mules. , Tory Burch Navy Blue Rubber Wedge Heel Style #50008673 Sandals , SENSO Ebony May Wrap Heel In Suede SandalsTory Burch Ivory/Teal Floral Thandie Flip Flop SandalsWomen's Earthies Dusty Grey Bondy Wedges Good marketRag & Bone Beige Rag&bone Madrid Sandalswomens Nude Letiza Pump Platforms Fine workmanship

Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487 - tonysbshop.com

  • Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com
Supra FACTOR - bioweb-25188 Trainers - black/light grey black/light Supra/white 1c0d487
Previous Next
All Headlines Back to Top
Shoes 31665
3247247
6721605
8038892
9192328
12778329
12838243
15618720
15648901