China Market Intelligence

April 12th, 2016
USCBC Staff

On April 12th, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released the full Draft Market Access Negative List to be piloted in Tianjin, Shanghai, Fujian and Guangdong. Previous USCBC reporting noted that the draft contains 328 items, including 96 prohibited items and 232 restricted items, and will be retroactively implemented from January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2017.
 
As announced on the NDRC website, the list is divided into two categories – “prohibited,” and “...

March 16th, 2016
USCBC Staff

China’s central government closed its annual National People’s Congress on Wednesday on a positive note, touting successful implementation of its previous Five-Year Plan and setting new targets for the years ahead.

Premier Li Keqiang highlighted several key points on China’s economy in his closing news conference:

US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)   Li stated that China will actively advance BIT negotiations, and “reduce or gradually...

March 16th, 2016
Zoe Sophos

China is determined to arrive at a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that will benefit US industry as soon as possible, said Li Chenggang, director-general of China’s Ministry of Commerce’s (MOFCOM) Treaty and Law Department and China’s lead BIT negotiator, at a USCBC luncheon program February 25 in Washington, D.C.

China is expected to table a new BIT “negative list” offer in the coming weeks, possibly close to the end of March when presidents Xi...

January 6th, 2016
Yan Yu

PRC personnel changes at the central level, announced during the final quarter of 2015, include appointments and promotions in ministries responsible for technology innovation, financial reform and other areas of interest to foreign companies.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Four promotions within MOFA in recent months brought about changes to its lineup of vice and assistant ministers.

Assistant Minister Zheng Zeguang was promoted to vice minister and will...