China Market Intelligence

January 8th, 2014
Stephanie Henry

The Obama administration yesterday formally nominated Senator Max Baucus, D-MT, to be the next US Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Once confirmed, Baucus will succeed Ambassador Gary Locke, who has served in the position since 2011.

Baucus has been actively engaged on trade issues during his three decades in the Senate, particularly in his role as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He has traveled to China eight times to discuss trade and commercial issues and has...

January 8th, 2014
Owen Haacke

Over the past four decades, China has seen the largest migration in human history. Since 1979, more than 300 million rural residents have moved into China’s cities, bringing the country’s urban population to 710 million. This has increased the proportion of China’s urban population from just 17.9 percent in 1978 to 52.6 percent today. Recognizing the need to address the challenges this shift has created, top Chinese leaders are pushing for a “people-focused” urbanization plan, some details...

January 8th, 2014
Ryan Ong

As reported by USCBC just prior to the holidays, US and Chinese senior government officials concluded the 2013 plenary session of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) on December 20 in Beijing with agreements on a range of intellectual property rights (IPR) concerns and modest progress on other commercial issues such as government procurement, standards and conformity assessment, and agriculture.

The US government released several fact sheets on JCCT deliverables...