China Market Intelligence

September 29th, 2014
John Lenhart

China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang recently sent a message of reassurance to a select audience of executives from nearly 20 multinational companies at an investment event in the southern city of Xiamen.

September 28th, 2014
Nick Marro and Rongce Zhu

On September 25, China’s State Council released a comprehensive plan outlining regional economic cooperation in key areas like environmental production, logistics, and urbanization in an area known as the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

September 17th, 2014
Stephanie Henry

Your customers have probably heard that US companies do business in China so they can cut costs and outsource American jobs. It is a phrase that’s been uttered many times—so much so that many Americans think it’s true. But the simple fact is that it’s not.

Why are US companies in China in the first place?

September 17th, 2014
Matthew Margulies

Like energy, human resources, and financial capital in previous generations, data has become a key input for many companies hoping to improve their products and services and better understand their customers.

September 17th, 2014

American companies doing business in China are experiencing continued pressure on profit margins, driven by increasing local competition and rising costs, according to the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2014 member survey. The survey, which will be released next week, shows that uncertainty about China’s policy direction is also coloring perceptions about the business environment.

September 16th, 2014
Jake Parker

New amendments to China’s Budget Law now allow local governments to issue debt in domestic bond markets. Debt issuance is a central aspect of the revamped law, which was passed at the end of August and includes 22 news articles and more than 82 changes.

September 3rd, 2014
Ryan Ong and Ellen Huber

From recent investigations in the auto parts industry to “dawn raids” at foreign IT firms, China’s rising level of antimonopoly enforcement activity has raised concerns for many US companies doing business in China.

September 3rd, 2014
Owen Haacke

China’s top leadership plans to tackle executive pay at state firms as it focuses on implementing its broader economic and political reform agenda.

September 3rd, 2014
Stephanie Henry

US governors are heading to China in increasing numbers to seek potential investors for public and private projects. Since 2009, US governors have led 58 trade missions to China, helping to usher in more than $34 billion in direct investment over the past five years.

Phase One Tracker

We are tracking over 150 commitments—several of which had never been offered before—on items ranging from market access to improving intellectual property rights protection and administrative reforms.