China Market Intelligence

December 14th, 2011
Will Turner

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. USCBC coordinated with US government trade negotiators, directly engaged PRC officials, and fostered constructive dialogue between leaders of both countries and USCBC members on top issues.

Human resources and cost increases

The...

December 14th, 2011
Marc Ross

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). The discussions covered the state of US-China commercial relations and how to increase engagement between governors and mayors of the United States and China. The directors also elected Stephen B. Dobbs of Fluor Corporation to...

December 14th, 2011
Ryan Ong

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. To address US company concerns about China's standards and conformity assessment systems, USCBC recently released a new report that describes and analyzes these challenges and includes a list of recommendations for PRC authorities to improve transparency and...

December 14th, 2011
USCBC staff

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. This round of personnel change is still ongoing and will likely continue through early 2013 as part of China's broader leadership transition. According to state media, many of the newly appointed...