China Market Intelligence

July 27th, 2011
Kyle Sullivan and Joie Ma

Companies have a new resource to understand the guiding principles and targets that will shape China's science, technology, and industrial development over the next five years.

July 27th, 2011
William Turner

US companies that export to China could benefit from an Obama administration initiative to revise export control rules on militarily sensitive items.

July 27th, 2011
Christina Nelson

China's gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first half of 2011 slowed slightly compared to the same period last year. According to the PRC National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), China's GDP grew by 9.5 percent in the first six months of 2011, while the consumer pric

July 13th, 2011
Song Qian

The PRC government officially launched a new website on July 11 to promote the results of its recent nine-month campaign against intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement and counterfeiting.

July 13th, 2011
Julie Walton

Requesting that foreign employee participation in certain aspects of China's social insurance system be optional, rather than compulsory, was a primary focus of the US-China Business Council's (USCBC) comments on China's draft Provisional Measures on Foreign Workers Participating in Social Ins

July 13th, 2011
Xiuxiu Zhao and Christine Kahler

China's market economic reforms have slowed in recent years as the PRC government has intervened more often in the microeconomy and acquired more power to allocate resources, acco

July 13th, 2011
Hu Xiaolu, Cindy Xu, and Christina Nelson

Recent revisions to China's individual income tax law will reduce taxes for mid- to low-income earners and consolidate China's nine income tax brackets to seven.With inflation at

June 29th, 2011
Christine Kahler

Extreme weather conditions in China this year have highlighted the country's water supply problems--a significant concern for the central government. Rainfall levels along the Yangzi River between March and May declined by up to 50 percent compared to the same period in previous years.

June 29th, 2011
Ryan Ong

Advocacy efforts to delink China's indigenous innovation and government procurement policies made an important step forward when the PRC Ministry of Finance (MOF) yesterday posted a notice that voids three key related measures beginning July 1.

June 29th, 2011
William Turner and Ryan Ong

Senior US officials raised a wide range of key investment concerns in Beijing this week as they took stock of agreements under the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and other bilateral dialogue commitments.


Phase One Tracker

We are tracking over 150 commitments—several of which had never been offered before—on items ranging from market access to improving intellectual property rights protection and administrative reforms.