The PRC National People's Congress last week approved and issued the final version of China's 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2011-15) on National Economic and Social Development, which includes economic policies and targets that will shape industry development over the next five years.
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The PRC State Council recently extended the national campaign to combat intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement to the end of June.
US and PRC government officials are preparing for a busy bilateral calendar of meetings in the next few months on key topics, including innovation, investment, and economic cooperation. US government officials will visit Beijing this and next week for the US-China Investment Forum and Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) preparatory sessions.
As the first phase of China's healthcare reform (2009-11) is wrapping up, PRC regulators are focused on reaching various targets by the end of 2011 and have been vocal in meetings and work plans about this year's healthcare priorities.
Qualified foreigners working in Shanghai are now able to apply for long-term and, in some cases, permanent residence permits.
PRC Premier Wen Jiabao emphasized greater social and economic stability and quality of economic growth during the opening ceremony of the fourth session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC), vowing to control inflation while improving citizens' overall well-being.
The US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) industry working groups will hold working-level meetings at least twice this year--once in the spring and again in the fall--as part of last year's JCCT reforms.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) on February 23 partnered with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Manufacturer Member Roundtable in China for a half-day discussion on issues related to China's regime for controlling electric and electronic product pollution.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) last week finalized recommendations on next steps for China's indigenous innovation and government procurement policies, which incorporate feedback received from various member companies.