China Business Review

Chinese companies are expanding into space: China has expanded its BeiDou satellite network to assist the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Local Chinese governments will be coming under more scrutiny from the State Council. How will this affect China's business environment?
E-commerce is exploding in Asia and dwarfs the North American market. China alone accounts for over 40 percent of global e-commerce transactions. On Singles Day in 2016, Alibaba transacted US$17.5 billion in sales compared to about US$6.9 billion for...
Although deals are being hammered out between the United States and China to help avert a trade war, even a best case scenario still entails the corrosion of trust in the trade partnership between the world’s largest economies.
The Chinese government is pushing foreign companies to include party organizations among their employees. Where do these companies stand if they don’t want to acquiesce to their demands?
Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been high lately. With the potential of a trade war looming, Sarah Pavlak takes a historical view of how these commercial spats usually pan out.
Will we end up in a retaliation cycle with China, or is a negotiated solution still possible? The recent U.S. proposal submitted to China underscores the scope and seriousness of the trade, investment and technology issues on the table. Unfortunately, it...
The employment of staff offers fundamental challenges that all foreign companies or Representative Offices entering China need to master. What rules and regulations apply in creating labor contracts? How do employees and employers pay social benefits and...
The government overhaul is China’s most significant institutional reform in years, with various entities either newly created, merged, restructured, or dissolved.
As China pushes forward with its national anti-corruption campaign, companies are considering standards released by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to improve anti-bribery and corporate compliance programs. The new standards released by the...
President Trump’s new proposal to erect a wall — this one a tariff-fueled steel and aluminum curtain — masks an inconvenient truth: The U.S. steel industry has been holding its own, thanks to advances in productivity and the spread of cheap natural gas...
Mr. President, if you’re looking for someone to demonize for killing blue-collar jobs in your favorite industries, don’t blame China and “bad trade deals.” Blame the robots.
2017 was Xi Jinping’s year. At the end of his first term, he swept away any opposition from within the Communist Party of China and successfully sealed his legacy by enshrining his ‘Xi Jinping thought’ into party canon. He also announced a ‘new era’...
About the RTM  The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the China Live Power Line Maintenance Training Program October 15-28, 2017 that will bring delegates from the China Southern Grid (CSG), the National Energy Administration (NEA) and Inner...
On Tuesday, April 11 Arthur Kroeber, head of research at Gavekal Dragonomics, led a discussion on the prospects for the Chinese economy and US-China relations.China's economy seems to be on a stable growth path in the run-up to this fall's all-important...
On Friday, March 31 the US-China Business Council hosted a presentation and discussion on Ecommerce in China, featuring Frank Lavin, CEO and founder of Export Now, a China ecommerce solutions company for international brands.   Lavin’s insights into the...
This resource seeks to provide employers and foreign nationals working in the United States with meaningful information on expected changes to U.S. business immigration laws and policy under the upcoming Trump administration. Although specifics remain...
A leading cause for concern over the health of China’s economic prospects is its debt burden. Since writing about this topic last year, I’ve received many questions from investors, so in this issue of Sinology, I share my responses to those questions. The...
Perhaps the key takeaway from the just published third quarter China macro numbers is that the sky didn’t fall. Back at the start of the year, consensus seemed to be that by now, China’s foreign exchange reserves would be depleted (they remain the world’s...
China’s National Day Golden Week, falling on October 1-7, is expected to see an increasing number of people travelling, both domestically and overseas. Korea, Thailand and Japan remain the top-three destinations for Chinese tourists.Long-haul destinations...