China Market Intelligence

August 17th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

The Barack Obama-Xi Jinping presidential bilateral meeting, slated for September 3 according to Chinese sources, will be the penultimate chance for the two leaders to meet during the Obama administration. Accompanied by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and US Trade Representative Michael Froman, Obama is expected to discuss key issues in the US-China trade relationship with his Chinese counterpart before the G20 Summit.

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August 17th, 2016
By Erin Ennis

Next week, the US-China Business Council will release the key findings of its 2016 annual member survey. This year’s report will be released in sections highlighting the results in each area covered by the survey. The key findings focus on the overall business outlook for companies doing business in China.

 

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August 17th, 2016
Owen Haacke

 

China’s central government offered temporary, moderate market access improvements for foreign companies and simplified filing procedures in China’s free trade zones last month.

 

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August 17th, 2016
By Yan Yu

Since the State Council canceled markups on drug prices in 2012, the majority of income generated by Chinese public hospitals has originated from government subsidies and medical service fees charged to patients. A long-standing concern in the Chinese healthcare system is that skilled services, including clinical diagnoses and surgeries, are underpriced for the value of the labor involved. To compensate for...

August 17th, 2016
By Owen Haacke

China’s intellectual property (IP) courts are faced with increasingly complex and more numerous cases and there has been a particular rise in technical and software related claims. The courts are expanding capacity and hiring judges and part-time technical experts to assist with such cases, but they are nonetheless struggling to keep up with the sharp increase in cases brought by companies, according to Ding...

August 17th, 2016
By Erin Ennis

USCBC last week led a group of 46 international trade associations from 11 countries in writing to Premier Li Keqiang about cybersecurity and related regulations in China. The associations noted concerns that drafts of the Cybersecurity Law and the pending China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) Provisions on Insurance System Informatization, if implemented as currently written, would weaken security and...

August 3rd, 2016
By Patrick Lozada

The proposed new system in the draft version of China’s Standardization Law creates a web of national, industry, association, and enterprise standards, which can either be mandatory or voluntary—but it is unclear whether multinational companies will be able to expand their participation in China’s standards-setting processes.

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August 3rd, 2016
By Anna Ashton

Although President Xi Jinping repeatedly promised that the anticorruption campaign he kicked off in 2012—now the largest, most sustained campaign of its sort in the history of reform-era China—would be coupled with structural economic reforms, the efforts continue to be characterized by a zealous focus on moral and ideological imperatives rather than structural changes. USCBC’s member survey results over the...

August 3rd, 2016
By Jiahui Li and Chenjun Ye

Big data is an economic growth engine for companies beyond the traditional IT sector. Companies in sectors ranging from healthcare and manufacturing to finance and consumer goods can harness large sets of data to identify new customers, engage in targeted advertising, analyze key business trends, and provide customized services. Because of China’s sizable population and high internet usage rates, it is one of...

July 20th, 2016
By Meg Kelly and Anna Ashton

As China’s efforts to develop its legal regime ushered in a host of new rules and regulations, the process of lawmaking has undergone significant changes, including important developments in transparency and opportunities for public engagement. To explain the changes in the process and their significance to companies, USCBC recently hosted an exclusive discussion with members led by Jamie Horsley, senior research scholar in...

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