China Market Intelligence

April 20th, 2011
Ryan Ong, Caitlin Clark, and Christine Kahler

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently issued several important reports and recommendations to inform US and PRC government officials on critical issues that face US companies in China and to move the bilateral relationship forward.

April 20th, 2011
Kyle Sullivan and Joie Ma

Foreign companies will not see significant market access openings as a result of China's draft of the revised Catalogue Guiding Foreign Investment in Industry, released for comment on April 1.

April 20th, 2011
Matt Van Osdol and Robert Poole

In meetings with senior PRC government officials last week, US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie urged officials to delink government procurement from innovation preferences, further open market access for foreign investment, and implement more effective deterrents to intellectual property infringement.

April 16th, 2011
Joie Ma

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently met with Jiangsu Department of Science and Technology (S&T) officials to discuss the province's engagement with foreign companies and implementation of high- and new-technology enterprise (HNTE) policy.

April 16th, 2011
Caitlin Clark

The PRC National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), and other relevant departments last Friday published a revised draft of the Catalogue Guiding Foreign Investment in Industry for a 30-day comment period.

April 16th, 2011
Bob Poole and Julia Zhao

US and PRC officials convened for the US-China Investment Forum on March 29 in Beijing to address issues regarding investment environments, barriers, and other. The forum featured strong interagency participation on both sides, and participants noted a positive tone during the meetings.

April 16th, 2011
Caitlin Clark

Following the recent release of broad energy and environmental goals under China's 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2011-15), key PRC agencies last week issued specific environmental targets for 2011 and beyond.

April 16th, 2011
Ryan Ong

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) last week submitted recommendations for concrete steps that PRC government officials should take to improve intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in China--a top operating concern for USCBC member companies.

March 23rd, 2011
Yuanyuan Milligan and Caitlin Clark

A recent People's Bank of China (PBOC) survey shows Chinese consumers' willingness to spend is at an all-time low, putting additional pressure on the PRC government to meet its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) goal of increasing domestic demand and rebalancing the economy.

March 23rd, 2011
Yuanyuan Milligan and Caitlin Clark

A recent People's Bank of China (PBOC) survey shows Chinese consumers' willingness to spend is at an all-time low, putting additional pressure on the PRC government to meet its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) goal of increasing domestic demand and rebalancing the economy.

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