China Market Intelligence

January 25th, 2024
By Allison Lapehn

As 2024 begins, it is essential to understand how dynamics between the United States and China changed over the course of last year. At the start of 2023, China had only just begun unwinding its zero-COVID policies. This sparked a mix of excitement and apprehension; while some expected a rush of visitors and investors, others foresaw a slower restart due to lingering uncertainty.

January 11th, 2024
By Kyle Sullivan
Recent updates to an export control catalog capped off an active year in Chinese rulemaking. The ban on exporting rare earth processing technology is unlikely to lead to dramatic disruptions in the global rare earth supply chain in the near term.
January 10th, 2024
By Yan Yu

Last August, China’s State Council released Document No. 11, also called the 24 Measures, which outlines measures to attract and utilize foreign investment in China. Several of the measures speak to long-held concerns of the US business community, including cross-border data transfer, government procurement, and intellectual property (IP) theft.

January 10th, 2024
By Rory Murphy

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has set a goal of passing a comprehensive China bill by year's end. Select Committee on the CCP Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), has said the same, and it remains to see whether either will be able to rally enough support in their respective Houses.

December 22nd, 2023
By Craig Allen

Thank you to all who partnered on and joined our Jubilee Gala in Washington last week, as well as those who were a part of our 50th anniversary galas in Beijing and Shanghai earlier this year. I was honored to be in the company of so many members, USCBC alum, friends, China scholars, and officials from both the United States and China.

December 15th, 2023
High-quality development, economic stability, and preventing risk emerged as key themes at the annual economic planning conference. Policymakers pledged to address cross-border data issues and to expand market access in telecommunications and medical services—all longstanding issues for USCBC members.
December 14th, 2023
By June Xu and Siyao Mao

China’s former defense minister Li Shangfu and former foreign minister Qin Gang were removed from their positions as state councilors. New heads of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science and Technology were appointed in October. Fewer personnel adjustments happened at the local level in the second half of 2023 compared to the first, as there was significant reshuffling after local two sessions meetings in January.

December 14th, 2023
By Gillian Daley

Some of the more contentious provisions, such as language to further regulate US outbound investment and to prohibit US commissaries and military exchanges from selling products made in China, were dropped from the final bill. USCBC expects President Biden to sign the NDAA into law before the end of the year.

December 14th, 2023
By Zach Tomatz and Kyle Sullivan

The United States seeks to deter investment in China in the name of supply chain resilience, while the Chinese government—pursuing growth—is attempting to attract and retain foreign investment into China.

November 29th, 2023
By Lance Yau

In the last year, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) adjusted its rules for cross-border data transfers (CBDT) in what appears to be a slowly loosening government approach to managing data flows.