China Market Intelligence

September 14th, 2017
By Anna Ashton

Recent Pew Research Center surveys show that as more Americans hold a favorable opinion of China and America’s image has weakened globally, global perceptions of the United States and China are roughly the same.

Pew’s Director of Global Attitudes Research, Richard Wike, briefed US-China Business Council (USCBC) members on these findings during a September 7 roundtable in Washington, DC.

Global perceptions of the United States dipped sharply in Pew...

September 14th, 2017
By Jake Parker

China’s cyber authorities have told the US-China Business Council that they are considering changes to draft rules that will determine how many companies may be subject to certain aspects of the Cybersecurity Law. In particular, regulators are looking at the scope of critical information infrastructure (CII), which impacts what companies will have to follow data localization requirements.

Released July 10, the draft CII Security Protection Measures vaguely classify...

September 14th, 2017
By USCBC staff

Congressional districts across the country are seeing exports to China outpace exports to the rest of the world, according to the US-China Business Council's (USCBC) US Congressional District Exports to China report. Out of 435 congressional districts, 432 districts had triple-digit growth in services exports to China since 2006 and 190 congressional districts saw triple-digit growth in goods exports. However, exports to the world’s second-largest economy are less than they should...

August 31st, 2017
By Yan Yu and Melinda Xu

As China gears up for the 19th Party Congress, officials at all levels of government have been promoted, retired, or been replaced. As part of the overall leadership reshuffle throughout 2017, 375 provincial-level leading party members were elected to provincial party standing committees—the most significant political positions at that level. Many of these new appointments impact foreign trade or investment China.

Central government leadership changes

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August 31st, 2017
By Owen Haacke

New policies simplifying the visa process to attract foreign talent offer international companies operating in China some new flexibility in hiring not only early and mid-career professionals, but also foreign interns. Despite positive progress in some regions, regulations and requirements are still complex and can vary by city, so companies should develop an understanding of the local Public Security Bureau’s Exit and Entry Bureau requirements to ensure compliance with the rules...

August 31st, 2017
By Jake Laband

Changes stemming from the implementation of China’s Food Safety Law threaten to block imports of a wide range of food products from countries unable to provide the necessary certificates. The new regulations from the General Administration of Quality, Supervision, Inspection & Quarantine (AQSIQ) take effect October 1 and require food and beverage importers to secure a certificate from government authorities in the originating country guaranteeing that the entire process of...

August 31st, 2017
By Meg Kelly

After increasing scrutiny of China's largest overseas asset buyers in June, the Chinese government in August took further steps to restrict and regulate Chinese outbound investment. China announced further oversight of foreign investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and limits on outbound investment in certain sectors, such as sports and entertainment.

The first set of guidelines, issued August 2, cover investment decisions, financial management, cost control...

August 30th, 2017
By Jake Parker and Erin Ennis

As a temporary suspension expires this month, US companies’ concerns about China’s height limits on trucks came to the forefront of US-China Business Council (USCBC) advocacy efforts. The expiring regulation re-imposed a ban on trucks over 4 meters, making it impossible for shippers to transport products in high-cube (HQ) containers--internationally used intermodal containers commonly imported to China.

USCBC asked Ministry of Transportation (MOT) Minister Li...

August 30th, 2017
By Anna Ashton

Zhejiang Province Party Secretary Che Jun and a large delegation of Zhejiang officials and business representatives met with US-China Business Council (USCBC) members in Washington, DC, on August 25 to discuss trade and investment opportunities. The delegation included senior representatives of the Zhejiang Provincial Working Group, the Zhejiang Commerce Commission, and CEOs of numerous Zhejiang-based companies.

Che emphasized the importance of the United States...

August 16th, 2017
By USCBC staff

President Donald Trump issued a presidential memorandum Monday directing US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider whether to launch an official investigation into China’s intellectual property rights and innovation and technology policies and practices. The move could lead to action under US trade laws, rather than World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement; the United States has not imposed unilateral trade sanctions since the WTO began in the 1990s. Lighthizer...

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