China Market Intelligence

August 15th, 2014
Ryan Ong

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. 

August 11th, 2014
Stephanie Henry

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.

August 6th, 2014
Shuting Xiong

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.

August 4th, 2014
Matthew Margulies

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.

August 1st, 2014
Andrew Gong

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.

July 23rd, 2014
Nick Marro

In November 2012, China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao told the next generation of Chinese leaders that systemic corruption could lead to the downfall of the party and the state. With his anti-corruption drive well into its second year, President Xi Jinping seems to have taken that warning to heart.

July 23rd, 2014
Angela Fan

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in mid-June that officials in his administration will push forward an “energy revolution,” focused on reducing energy consumption, increasing energy supply, and improving energy efficiency.

July 23rd, 2014
Owen Haacke

China has launched a series of national pilots that seek to make state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more answerable to market forces. Six SOEs will participate in four reforms: establishing investment management companies, promoting the development of mixed-ownership structures, allowing autonomy to executive boards, and cracking down on corruption.

July 23rd, 2014
Dan Markus

Producers who violate China’s food safety standards could face stiffer penalties if a draft revision of the country’s Food Safety Law is approved later this summer.


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