China Market Intelligence

May 25th, 2016
Pianpian Huang and Owen Haacke

As the Group of 20 (G20) Summit—the annual, large-scale global government conference—heads for Hangzhou, China in September, companies with operations in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region are planning for expected disruptions to production and logistics.

 

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May 25th, 2016
David Solomon

Healthcare reform and a desire for universal healthcare are key components of the 13th Five-Year Plan and require commercial industry investment. China acknowledged these goals are dependent on efficient evaluation and approval procedures for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, improved research and development (R&D) of new medicines, and a successful, advanced online system for healthcare management and...

May 25th, 2016
Owen Haacke

The US-China Business Council (USCBC)’s revised recommendations on improving China’s licensing system call for foreign-invested and domestic firms to be treated equally in all licensing processes throughout China.

 

USCBC’s membership survey...

May 11th, 2016
Anna Ashton

New online publishing rules announced February 14 largely reinforce existing law, which prohibits foreign investment in China’s online publishing sector, but the rules also expand government oversight and regulation of online content—developments that are of concern to many companies. The Ministry of Information Technology (MIIT) and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (...

May 11th, 2016
Zhang Lipei and Jake Laband

Although China’s competition enforcement agencies have announced few new cases this year, they have been busy improving their guiding principles. The enforcement of China’s competition policy, on the bilateral agenda since a flurry of cases in late 2014, is marked with slow, but consistent, improvements. This year, regulators will focus on additional legislative items, as well as implementing commitments to...

May 11th, 2016
Yan Yu and Nick Marro

The 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which concluded its recent bimonthly session April 28 in Beijing, passed China’s Foreign Non-Governmental Organization Law, and released a drafts of two other laws for public comment.

 

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May 11th, 2016
Zoe Sophos

US and Chinese government officials are gearing up for the eighth annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in early June in Beijing. Priority issues for negotiators regarding US industry include industrial overcapacity, investment liberalizations, intellectual property rights, and transparency. The talks coincide this year with Beijing’s role as G20 host, the final year of the Obama administration, and worries...

April 27th, 2016
Chenjun Ye and Nick Marro

China captured headlines in 2010 when its GDP surpassed Japan’s, creating a shift in the world economic hierarchy for the first time in 40 years. However, that same year, China began showing signs that its rapid growth rate was losing steam.

In 2015, China’s growth was again at the center of international headlines, but...

April 27th, 2016
Lipei Zhang and Jake Laband

The Beijing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Court added 20 judges at the end of 2015 to assist with its burgeoning caseload, US-China Business Council member companies learned during a recent visit to the court. Madam Zhang Xiaojin, the presiding judge of Trial Division II, told the delegation that the 45 judges on the Beijing court concluded 5,432 cases of the 9,179 cases it received in 2015.

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April 27th, 2016
Owen Haacke

China recently issued new rules that that offer mixed implications for foreign company qualification for innovation-related tax breaks. Eligibility criteria for a reduced corporate tax rate were tightened by stricter intellectual property (IP) requirements, but the scope of research and development (R&D) expenses that can be written off was loosened.

High- and New-Technology Enterprise (HNTE) IP and...

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