The US-China Business Council's (USCBC) board of directors met last week for its semiannual meeting, which included discussions with US Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and Governors Jack Markell (D-DE) and Bob McDonnell (R-VA).
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US-China Business Council (USCBC) members continue to confront significant barriers in their attempts to understand, participate in, and comply with China's standards and conformity assessment regimes.
The PRC government recently announced leadership changes in government ministries and provincial government departments. The government appointed new vice minister-level personnel at (but not limited to) the ministries of Agriculture, Commerce, and Culture.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) assisted members this year on their top operating challenges in China, including those identified in USCBC's 2011 membership survey.
In a recently published article on healthcare reform, PRC Vice Premier Li Keqiang articulated that the government would continue to ensure the provision of basic healthcare services, while simultaneously developing supplementary healthcare services using market competition.
Continued expansion of US companies into China has boosted recognition of the importance of government relations at all levels.
In preparation for this week's international negotiations on climate change taking place in Durban, South Africa, the PRC government recently released a series of energy-related announcements detailing past successes and future initiatives to combat climate change.
As the PRC government seeks ways to implement the goals of the 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2011-15), the government recently released several follow-up FYPs that may have a significant impact on business operations in various sectors in China.
US and PRC government officials today announced progress on commercial issues from this year's session of bilateral trade talks known as the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).
The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently released a plan to guide the development of the steel industry for the next five years.