China Market Intelligence

July 23rd, 2014
Lingling Jiang

Building on the efforts of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), China’s national leaders said at the beginning of July that they would develop two nationwide negative lists in the near future: one to regulate market access and another to regulate foreign investment.

July 10th, 2014
USCBC Staff

A commitment to an accelerated timetable for a high-standard bilateral investment treaty (BIT)—a key objective of the US-China Business Council (USCBC)—was the primary commercial outcome of this year’s US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

July 9th, 2014
Matthew Margulies

A recently released revised list of foreign ownership restrictions in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) offers reductions that are an incremental step forward in China’s broad economic reforms, but of little practical use to foreign companies due to the limited number and geographic scope of the openi

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.

July 9th, 2014
USCBC Staff

China’s economic reforms have yet to tangibly impact US-China Business Council (USCBC) member company operations and are creating policy uncertainty among American executives. That was one key message USCBC President John Frisbie delivered to senior Chinese government officials during his visit to China at the end of June.

July 9th, 2014
Jake Parker

Increased air pollution, deteriorating traffic conditions, and rising office rent prices are leading some US companies in China to offer more flexible working arrangements to white collar employees, according to recent interviews with more than 20 US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies.

July 8th, 2014
Elise Pietro and Andrew Gong

Saying that China should focus on “actually opening markets,” US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew discussed China’s economic reforms, a US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT), cybersecurity, and other issues central to US- China commercial relations at a US-China Business Council (USCBC)-host

June 25th, 2014
Owen Haacke and Daniel Markus

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.

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.

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