From 1979 to 1985, China received $16.2 billion in foreign investment. In 1986, China had more than 6,200 foreign-financed enterprises, including 2,741 joint ventures, 3,381 cooperative companies and 151 foreign-invested enterprises. Of the joint ventures, 70% were in production plants (manufacturing or processing) and 30% were service companies (mainly hotels or tourism). Hong Kong represented 80 per cent of the joint venture`s partners, the United States 7 per cent and Japan 6 per cent. Wendy Cutler, vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, which negotiated trade pacts for the Obama administration, called the benefits “reasonable but modest.” But the deal has a lot of criticism on both sides that Mr. Trump`s tactics have been economically damaging and that the deal leaves many important economic issues unresolved. Last week, Chinese President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He met to sign a “phase one” trade agreement. So what will happen to U.S. tariffs on Chinese exports, which have increased six-fold since 2018? And what does this mean for the broader U.S.-China relationship? President Barack Obama has defended the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact to oppose China, which is writing global trade rules for the 21st century. But days after taking office, President Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement and imposed tariffs on trading partners and sparked a trade war with China.
And the agreement does little to solve more damaging structural problems related to China`s approach, particularly its model of subsidizing and supporting major industries that compete with U.S. companies such as solar and steel. U.S. companies accuse these economic practices of flooding the United States with cheap Chinese products. WASHINGTON – U.S. President Trump signed his first trade deal with China on Wednesday, ending the first chapter of a long and economically damaging battle with one of the world`s largest economies. Today, we are taking an important step that china has never taken towards a future of fair and reciprocal trade, as we sign the first phase of the historic U.S.-China trade agreement. Together, we are correcting the injustices of the past and creating a future of economic justice and security for American workers, farmers and families. And it will be a great agreement for both countries. That is well over $200 billion, and it will grow every year. It also unites countries. Alden said the deal boils down to a “modest win-win for both sides,” with China securing a resumption of the trade war that has hurt its economic growth and the Trump administration having to put aside a major problem until after his re-election campaign.