The idea that our companies can set up companies in China to create web sites, to expand the Internet, is very important from the point of view of our Internet Service Providers as well as our telecom companies. At the same time, the regime [tries to control] Internet content, doesn’t really want foreign films or music, restricts satellite service and ensures that telecom remains a monopoly. The Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group is one of the world’s largest commercial property companies, with operations in real estate management, financial services, and the tourism and cultural businesses. This cookie is set by Youtube. As the United States trade representative from 1997 to 2001, she led the American team that negotiated China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This cookie is used to track how many times users see a particular advert which helps in measuring the success of the campaign and calculate the revenue generated by the campaign. Technology sector Add to myFT. "The U.S. has simply got to be in the game or, of course, we cede territory to China," said Charlene Barshefsky, who served as USTR for Democratic President Bill Clinton from 1996 to 2001. "Thus we have a comprehensive agreement on automobile trade; and we match it, though specific features differ, in every industry of concern to the U.S. economy, from autos to information technology, wheat, finance, law, fishery products, pharmaceuticals, environmental technologies, steel, citrus, telecom and all the way down the list. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. "What we view as entertainment – including films, books, movies – the Chinese government views as information … There was great sensitivity to these topics and it meant that we moved very, very slowly in these areas. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. Mon, 05/17/2010 - 14:36 — bens. This cookie is set by linkedIn. Published on November 16, 2020, 10:41 PM EST Updated on November 16, 2020, 11:00 PM EST For example, "China will allow direct foreign investment in the Internet," she noted at one point. The Cabinet-level United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001, Barshefsky played a crucial role in forging a new era of economic globalization under the leadership of President Bill Clinton. She has one brother, Alvin Barshefsky, and one sister, Annette Weinshank. In 1968, Barshefsky graduated from Von Steuben High School. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Ambassador Barshefsky is an advisor to a number of Fortune 100 and other multinational corporations in connection with their trade and investment activities in China, Europe and the United States, including in such areas as financial services, telecommunications, high-technology goods and services, consumer products, agriculture and intellectual property rights. Specific U.S. industries that stand to gain from the new trade policy include banking, telecommunications and insurance. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. China’s backsliding on market reform and its trade practices in the past decade is “very disturbing”, said Charlene Barshefsky, the former US trade … If approved, the legislation in May would grant those rights to China on a permanent basis, essentially clearing the way for China’s entry into the WTO. In addition, China requires transfer of technology and local purchases for parts, and restricts the right to market, finance and repair cars. Also opposed are a number of environmental and human rights groups. China’s state sector is not just inefficient, it’s non-competitive and non-productive. During one of the most intense periods of conflict over international trade in American history, Charlene Barshefsky rose to prominence as arguably the nation’s chief advocate of free trade. This week on the Sinica Podcast, we are happy to share a live recording from the third annual SupChina Women’s Conference. (Updates with Charlene Barshefsky. China refuses to capitulate to GATT; Kantor threatens trade !war by Michael O. Billington The negotiations for the reentry of China into the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) broke down in December, thwarting China's strongly expressed desire to be a founding member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) , which took the place of the GATT accords on Jan. 1.