Washington Report, September 2009

by U.S. Asia Pacific Council

Washington Report, No. 3

Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council
Publication Date: September 2009
Binding: electronic
Pages: 12
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The U.S.-China economic relationship has grown increasingly important, complex, and potentially contentious as evidenced by the furor that erupted following President Obama's decision on September 11 to impose tariffs on Chinese tire imports. But as former U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab observed a few weeks before the tire case was decided, the undeniable fact is that both countries need each other's markets and money too much and have a shared interest in keeping both markets as open as possible.

In this conversation with USAPC, she explores the challenges of pursuing trade cases against China as well as the opportunities of further developing economic relations in Asia.


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