This is a first look at the Phase 1 trade agreement between the US and China. I start with a brief look at Chapter 3 on agriculture.
I received a few questions about the difference between China and Mexico in terms of US international trade policy and disputes and offer up a brief explanation here.
Even planned economies can encounter trouble with lending and defaults. Such has been the case with China over the last year or so. A regulatory crackdown on connected lending and less than above board tactics has been ongoing as well. Now there is the promise that credit availability will expand, but in accordance with regulatory wishes (Bloomberg article).