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Fri, Jul 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s China policy is coming into focus

What do this week's moves on Xinjiang and Hong Kong signal about the Biden administration’s emerging China policy? Our experts on economic statecraft connect the dots.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

China Economic Sanctions

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

The ‘blocking statute’: China’s new attempt to subvert US sanctions

China’s new blocking statute appears to be an attempt to blunt the impact of the threat of sanctions on additional Chinese companies for conducting business with sanctioned countries. If effectively implemented, the statute could force international companies to choose between potentially running afoul of US sanctions or risking retaliation from Beijing.

New Atlanticist by David Mortlock

China Economic Sanctions

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Tackling the China threat with economic statecraft

Decoupling the US and Chinese economies does little to address the more fundamental threat posed by China’s efforts to rewrite the global rulebook.

New Atlanticist by David Mortlock

China Economic Sanctions

David Mortlock is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He is a partner at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international trade issues. Previously, he was director for international economic affairs at the White House National Security Council. He has served in various positions at the US Department of State, including deputy coordinator for sanctions policy and attorney-adviser for sanctions and terror finance. David was centrally involved in the development of the sanctions programs for Russia and Iran, including restrictions on those countries’ energy sectors. He also worked to ease the sanctions programs for Burma and Cuba.