China Market Intelligence

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...

July 20th, 2016
By Patrick Lozada

Key principles of the forthcoming Ecommerce Law were outlined by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in a June workshop with corporate and government stakeholders in Shanghai. According to the principles, the law will codify and refine existing norms without substantially altering the licensing regime that determines market access.

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July 6th, 2016
By Nick Marro

Beijing’s more active role in cyberspace governance raises concerns about how an increasingly restrictive regulatory regime may limit company operations.

 

The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee announced June 28 that it would...

July 6th, 2016
By David Solomon

Leading US-China climate and energy experts examined opportunities and expressed concerns about the Chinese clean and efficient energy sector during a roundtable discussion June 29 with US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies.

 

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June 23rd, 2016
By Nick Marro and Owen Haacke

China’s regulatory framework on data flows and other technology advances are restricting international companies in ways not seen in other markets. China’s policies affect not just international companies in the information and communications technology sector, but also companies that use digital information in sectors such as aviation, finance, healthcare, or consumer goods. Technology security, internet...

June 22nd, 2016
By Zhang Lipei and Jake Parker

The State Council this week established a fair competition review mechanism that could mark a significant step forward, if its implementation matches the rhetoric. Reviewed and approved by the 23rd meeting of The Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms chaired by President Xi in April 2016, and released by the State Council on June 14, the Opinions on Establishing a Fair Competition Review...

June 22nd, 2016
By Zhang Lipei and Jake Parker

The State Council this week established a fair competition review mechanism that could mark a significant step forward, if its implementation matches the rhetoric. Reviewed and approved by the 23rd meeting of The Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms chaired by President Xi in April 2016, and released by the State Council on June 14, the Opinions on Establishing a Fair Competition Review Mechanism in...

June 22nd, 2016
By USCBC staff

At the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) June 15 China Operation Conference in Beijing, government officials and leading experts in business, policy, and economics shared insights on the challenges and opportunities faced by foreign companies operating in China. Representatives of from Time Warner, ADM, Visa, and Ford Motor Company were among the 50 USCBC member companies in attendance.

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June 22nd, 2016
By Jake Parker

Senior US and China lawmakers met in Beijing on June 14-15 to discuss network protection, cybercrime prevention, and enforcement collaboration at the US-China Cyber Crime Dialogue. This is third time the two governments have met, including a cybercrime and network protection “tabletop” exercise in April, during which officials from the United States and China discussed roles and responsibilities for responding...

June 22nd, 2016
By Anna Ashton

Online game publishers now must submit new mobile games for approval at least 20 business days before launch, according to a Notice of Administration on Mobile Game Publishing issued June 2 by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). Games available for download before July 1 must receive SAPPRFT approval by October 1 to remain in compliance with the new rules. In...

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