US Chamber of Commerce Sends Delegation to China to Discuss Trade — But Who Are They Helping?

The US Chamber of Commerce sent a delegation to China this week in an attempt to undermine President Trump’s trade negotiations with the communist regime.

The Chamber has been at odds with President Trump’s attempts to reign China in from its illegal trade practices. Millions of US jobs have been lost to China since the US opened its doors to the regime decades ago. President Obama lectured Americans that these jobs are not coming back. President Trump is working to make trade with China a level playing field.

The Chamber has not been supportive of President Trump’s actions with China nor to American workers.

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) today kicked-off a high-level dialogue to discuss leading economic and commercial policy issues in U.S.-China relations, including trade, two-way investment, energy, healthcare, and innovation policy.

The discussions are led by U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant and CCIEE Chairman and Former Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan, and include top business leaders and senior government officials from both countries.

Today’s meeting comes at a critical juncture in the U.S.-China relationship, not only for the bilateral relationship and economic growth, but also for the global economy. The ongoing, tit-for-tat tariffs and escalations in other areas between the world’s two largest economies are placing a significant drag on economic growth and business confidence.

“The uncertainty produced by U.S.-China trade tensions is exerting significant downward pressure on both economies,” said Brilliant. “The time is now to strike a deal that addresses the U.S.’s legitimate concerns about market access, forced technology transfer, subsidies, and digital trade, while concurrently removing punitive and retaliatory tariffs.”

For nearly ten years, the Chamber and CCIEE have brought together leaders from the business community in both countries – supported by both governments – to discuss important policy issues in U.S.-China relations. This year’s dialogue in Beijing is more important and timely than ever as ministers from both sides are set to resume trade negotiations next month in Washington, D.C.

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