China Market Intelligence

December 19th, 2014

The United States and China wrapped up three days of commercial negotiations in Chicago yesterday, making  progress on competition policy, intellectual property rights (IPR), and product approvals in agriculture and medical devices.

November 14th, 2014
Ryan Ong

China has taken big steps forward in recent weeks with its plans to establish specialized intellectual property (IP) courts in three cities.

October 15th, 2014
Zoe Sophos

As US and Chinese government officials prepare for a busy season of bilateral engagement—including the November meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a November bilateral meeting between Presidents Obama and Xi, US officials and their Chinese counterparts are hard at work on the

October 1st, 2014
Dan Markus

When a foreign company wants to construct a new building in China, it is required to work with a so-called “design institute,” a Chinese company that must approve every part of the design. Although this is ostensibly a simple process, US companies have found a number of challenges that frequently arise when working with design institutes.

October 1st, 2014
Ryan Ong

Intellectual property has received high-level attention from the Chinese government in recent weeks, with government agencies actively touting progress on intellectual property (IP) issues, particularly increased enforcement activity and a growth in registered patents, trademarks, and copyrights through the first half of 2014.

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.

July 9th, 2014
Ryan Ong

Newly released draft regulations from the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) could limit the abilities of foreign companies to exercise intellectual property rights (IPR) in China as they do in other markets.

June 25th, 2014
Ryan Ong

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

June 25th, 2014
Stephanie Henry

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.

June 25th, 2014
Lingling Jiang

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.


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.