Members of the US investment community say that if China wants to invest a lot more in the US, Washington should ask Beijing to grant wider market access and fairer treatment to American businesses in return. Investment is likely to be discussed during a US-China economic dialogue scheduled for this summer after US President Donald Trump has wrangled some trade concessions from Beijing. An investment treaty between the world’s two biggest economies has been discussed since 2008, but a slew of differences have been hindering the deal, according to the South China Morning Post. As Chinese businesses are eyeing investment opportunities in the US, it could potentially offer Washington new leverage with China to open up its domestic markets to foreign access, according to observers. Kenneth Jarrett, a former senior diplomat and the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, said equal access to markets would be leverage to “address some of the issues here.”
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