China’s recent push to address its environmental concerns—in particular its rampant air pollution—has brought to the forefront an internal debate on how the country’s leaders will cut carbon emissions. Recent reports have indicated the likely expansion of carbon trading program in the near future, while a proposal for a carbon tax appears to have been temporarily shelved.
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US and Chinese officials must address operating challenges, particularly discriminatory intellectual property (IP) criteria, that US companies face in trying to qualify for high- and new-technology enterprise (HNTE) status in China, according to new US-China Business Council (USCBC) advocacy materials presented to officials and experts affiliated with the forthcoming
Amid a slowdown in China’s economy and tension between the United States and China on a variety of issues, US and Chinese negotiators are preparing for the upcoming sixth annual Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) taking place in Beijing in early July.
A key figure in the enforcement of China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) insisted that Chinese regulatory procedures and AML enforcement are “in line with international standards” during a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in Beijing last week.
After several years of implementing policies to promote China’s strategic emerging industries (SEI), local and central government officials seem to be cooling in their enthusiasm for government-supported SEI development. So far, government policies have not resulted in a “blossoming” of SEIs or the structural changes to local industry that regional governments had expected.
As part of a trade promotion event in Shanghai, Hunan’s governor and party secretary met with US-China Business Council (USCBC) members on June 17 to discuss strategic investment opportunities in their province.
Judicial pilot programs announced last week could reduce local protectionism in Chinese courtrooms and—over time—improve the quality of judges ruling on commercial cases, analysts say.
Foreign testing labs and certification providers may now apply for the right to offer services related to the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark, a safety mark for products sold or used in the Chinese market. Previously, foreign companies were allowed to provide services only for goods exported from China to other markets.
China’s announcement at the 2013 Strategic & Economic Dialogue that it would use the US approach to bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations—a negative list based on pre-establishment—has given positive new momentum to negotiations, in particular efforts to r