China Market Intelligence

November 30th, 2011
Jiang Lingling

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.

November 30th, 2011
Julie Walton

Continued expansion of US companies into China has boosted recognition of the importance of government relations at all levels.

November 30th, 2011
John Lenhart

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.

November 30th, 2011
Sunny Xu

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.

November 21st, 2011

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).

November 16th, 2011
John Lenhart

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have long been seen as central to promoting innovation in developed economies, and the PRC government now appears to be embracing this concept as well.

November 16th, 2011
Jiang Lingling

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.

November 16th, 2011
Bryan Withall and Will Turner

Reducing investment ownership restrictions, protecting intellectual property rights (IPR), and leveling the playing field for US companies operating in China were the key messages that a delegation of US-China Business Council (USCBC) board directors delivered in meetings with PRC Premier Wen Jiabao and other senior PRC government officials on November 1 in B

November 16th, 2011
Ryan Ong

In an apparent effort to build on the special campaign on intellectual property rights (IPR) completed earlier this year, the State Council announced on November 9 that it would establish a new "leading group," or multiagency task force, to coordinate interagency efforts to tackle IPR infr

November 16th, 2011
Kyle Sullivan

US companies in China are modifying their human resources (HR) strategies to address increasingly complex PRC labor policy requirements, according to a recent study conducted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC).

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