China Market Intelligence

October 27th, 2016

On October 25, the US-China Business Council in cooperation with the Coalition for Green Trade hosted a seminar in Beijing that focused on the trade and environmental benefits of the Environemental Goods Agreement (EGA). The agenda included a strong set of speakers from the public and  private sector, including select groups of industry, government, and academic representatives. The seminar took place just after the latest EGA round in Geneva and the high-level meeting at the WTO Mini-...

October 26th, 2016
Yanling Xu and Owen Haacke

Foreign businesses are adjusting their long-term China strategies as they evaluate how local governments implement the RMB 40 billion-backed national One Belt, One Road (OBOR) development policy. As provincial and city governments release additional details about project funding, companies are seeking project bids and reorienting their sales practices to align with OBOR objectives.

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October 26th, 2016
Nick Marro

When Made in China 2025 (MIC2025) was released a year ago, the push to bolster Chinese companies and displace foreign competition was evident. But US-China Business Council (USCBC) analysis has found some policy benefits that foreign companies can take advantage of, though they do not completely extinguish competition concerns.  

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October 26th, 2016
Ziyang Yin and Nick Marro

Industry-specific five-year plans are the key to understanding how China will achieve the goals established by the central government’s broader 13th Five-Year Plan (13FYP) released earlier this year. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) compiled the completed 13FYPs of different industries, as well as those currently under revision for future release.

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October 26th, 2016
Yan Yu and Melinda Xu

Significant Chinese government leadership changes announced in the past three months include appointments and promotions at central and local levels in ministries responsible for technology and innovation, financial reform, internet and publishing, and other areas of importance for foreign companies operating in China. The 6th Plenum and lead-up to next year’s 19th Party Congress are expected to result in...

October 12th, 2016
By Jake Parker and Anna Ashton

In a public setback for China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), a touted foreign investment reform reflects the continued use of the National Development and Reform Commission’s (NDRC) approach to managing inbound foreign investment and fails to include even the limited openings that MOFCOM advocated. Delayed more than a week after the planned October 1 implementation date, the measures are an additional signal...

October 12th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

As the business liaison for the House US-China Working Group (USCWG), the US-China Business Council (USCBC) is continuing its efforts to educate Congress about key issues that affect US companies doing business in China, as well as other key issues in the bilateral relationship. USCBC, in partnership with USCWG’s think tank liaison, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), has developed a series of...

October 12th, 2016
By Anna Ashton

China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) entry has, on balance, been positive for the US business community because the Chinese economy is more open, but market access barriers and other challenges persist, US-China Business Council (USCBC) Senior Vice President Erin Ennis told interagency representatives October 5 during a hearing on China’s compliance with its WTO obligations.

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October 12th, 2016
By Zhang Lipei and Jake Parker

Private Chinese companies criticized market access, government procurement discrimination, and uneven subsidy disbursement during a meeting called to solicit domestic industry perspectives on business competition in China. The complaints—which mirrored many of the complaints of foreign companies operating in China—are expected to help with the implementation of the State Council’s competition review mechanism...