China Market Intelligence

September 14th, 2016

A new mechanism for the registration of foreign investments in China has been announced as a part of National People’s Congress (NPC) revisions to four laws regulating foreign investment. The new mechanism may simplify registration procedures for foreign investors, provided they are not investing in sectors identified in a forthcoming nationwide set of “special administrative measures.” Those not on the measures will complete a filing process (备案), as opposed to the existing registration and...

September 7th, 2016

The US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), pledges to treat technology products in a non-discriminatory manner, and cooperation on climate change initiatives topped the outcomes resulting from President Obama and President Xi’s bilateral summit meeting this weekend in Hangzhou.The meeting, which was potentially their final summit and the eighth time the two have met, highlighted that despite challenges in...

August 31st, 2016
By Anna Ashton and Meg Kelly

Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping will convene for a final, half-day summit and dinner Saturday in Hangzhou, just before the G20 leaders meet Sunday. The US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations will be high on the agenda, as will strategic issues such as the South China Sea and nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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August 31st, 2016
Anna Ashton

Chinese authorities have recently tightened controls on a variety of online vehicles, including news, advertising, online food certification, and mobile apps. Some of these changes may affect foreign companies using those services in China.

 

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August 31st, 2016
By Patrick Lozada

Despite high-level government support for China’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) industry, the Chinese government has been sending mixed messages to foreign companies investing in the world’s largest electric vehicle market. Some regulatory guidance is poised to advance the NEV and battery industries, but other regulations stifle investment and innovation.

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August 31st, 2016
By Patrick Lozada

A new government interagency group chaired by Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and operated out of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) was established this summer to implement government procurement reforms. The group, which is comprised of high-ranking officials from different parts of the government, must reconcile competing interests. In the past, these “small leading groups,” as they are called in China, sometimes...

August 17th, 2016
By Meg Kelly

The Barack Obama-Xi Jinping presidential bilateral meeting, slated for September 3 according to Chinese sources, will be the penultimate chance for the two leaders to meet during the Obama administration. Accompanied by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and US Trade Representative Michael Froman, Obama is expected to discuss key issues in the US-China trade relationship with his Chinese counterpart before the G20 Summit.

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August 17th, 2016
By Erin Ennis

Next week, the US-China Business Council will release the key findings of its 2016 annual member survey. This year’s report will be released in sections highlighting the results in each area covered by the survey. The key findings focus on the overall business outlook for companies doing business in China.

 

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August 17th, 2016
Owen Haacke

 

China’s central government offered temporary, moderate market access improvements for foreign companies and simplified filing procedures in China’s free trade zones last month.

 

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August 17th, 2016
By Yan Yu

Since the State Council canceled markups on drug prices in 2012, the majority of income generated by Chinese public hospitals has originated from government subsidies and medical service fees charged to patients. A long-standing concern in the Chinese healthcare system is that skilled services, including clinical diagnoses and surgeries, are underpriced for the value of the labor involved. To compensate for...

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