China Market Intelligence

May 11th, 2016
Zhang Lipei and Jake Laband

Although China’s competition enforcement agencies have announced few new cases this year, they have been busy improving their guiding principles. The enforcement of China’s competition policy, on the bilateral agenda since a flurry of cases in late 2014, is marked with slow, but consistent, improvements. This year, regulators will focus on additional legislative items, as well as implementing commitments to...

April 27th, 2016
Chenjun Ye and Nick Marro

China captured headlines in 2010 when its GDP surpassed Japan’s, creating a shift in the world economic hierarchy for the first time in 40 years. However, that same year, China began showing signs that its rapid growth rate was losing steam.

In 2015, China’s growth was again at the center of international headlines, but...

March 30th, 2016
USCBC Staff

The PRC National People’s Congress concluded this month with the release of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development. Outlining economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020, the plan focuses on maintaining economic growth and social stability while continuing reform efforts. Key priorities include resolving nationwide industrial overcapacity, promoting investment across sectors, strengthening property...

March 2nd, 2016
Owen Haacke

With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected later this month, newly released local plans may point to common themes of raising incomes, modernizing industry, environmental protection, and innovation.

Provincial-level five-year plans already released include Zhejiang, Guangdong, Chongqing, Jiangsu, and Shanghai. Key themes include increased investment to promote development and...