China Market Intelligence

June 29th, 2011
Kyle Sullivan

Foreign employees in China may be required to make financial contributions to China's social security funds beginning July 1, when the new PRC Social Insurance Law takes effect.

June 15th, 2011
Christine Kahler

The PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently released for comment two draft regulations that shed light on how MOFCOM will assess business concentrations in the future.

June 15th, 2011
Kyle Sullivan

The PRC government is taking steps to address mounting concerns that China will face its worst electricity shortage in seven years.

June 15th, 2011
Julia Zhao and Matt Van Osdol

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently held conferences in Washington, DC, and Beijing that featured industry, government, and academic updates on business-related trends in China and the future of US-China commercial relations.

June 1st, 2011
Ryan Ong and Samuel Birnbaum

China's complex standards system presents opportunities and challenges for foreign companies that wish to participate in standards-setting, according to a US-China Business Council (USCBC) report released today.

June 1st, 2011
Nancy Huang

A new central government plan to build large, globally competitive state-owned enterprises (SOEs) may bring foreign companies greater competition over the next five years.

June 1st, 2011
William Turner

The significant increase in Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI) to the United States and the rest of the world will likely continue and may provide more opportunities for US companies and service providers. Two recent reports--one by a PRC government organization and the other by a US think tank--highlight this growth and examine future trends.

June 1st, 2011
William Turner

China recently issued two announcements that have important implications for manufacturers using rare earths in their products.

May 18th, 2011
Kyle Sulivan

Companies operating in China can expect power shortages this summer as electricity providers reduce supply to offset financial losses caused by government price caps on electricity. Electricity rationing has already taken effect in nearly two dozen provinces and autonomous regions, and further control measures are expected as electricity demand peaks in the coming months.

May 18th, 2011
Christine Kahler

Companies in China are increasingly concerned about the risks associated with raising product prices, as the PRC government has recently taken measures against price hikes in several areas to rein in inflation.

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