China Market Intelligence
Doing business in China can be a study in contrasts for American companies. On the one hand, it remains a strong market for American goods and services. On the other, it is a challenging place to do business, as reflected in the 2014 US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) member survey results.
Discussions on the rule of law and economic development in western China are set to dominate China’s next meeting for its senior party leadership—the fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CCP) Congress—scheduled for October. News reports indicate that the plenum will feature discussions related to corruption, party building, and reform, but will also devote considerabl
The National Certification Administration of China (CNCA) on July 30 announced a batch of testing labs and certification providers that are officially designated to be able to offer services related to the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark, a safety mark for products sold or used in the Chinese market.
The United States and China have maintained a steady schedule of negotiations on the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), with the next round of talks expected to be held in September in China. The last round of negotiations, held in July in Washington, focused on the text of the agreement.
China’s sweeping overhaul of its decades-old residency system has the potential to boost consumer spending, increase labor mobility, and open up new investment opportunities in urban infrastructure.
On July 25, the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee passed the 2014 China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations, a new set of rules for managing the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The new regulations, which went into effect on August 1, vary little from the 2013 version.
American views on China are dimming, even while Chinese attitudes toward the United States have become more positive in recent years, according to an annual survey by the Pew Research Center.