China Market Intelligence

August 17th, 2016
By Owen Haacke

China’s intellectual property (IP) courts are faced with increasingly complex and more numerous cases and there has been a particular rise in technical and software related claims. The courts are expanding capacity and hiring judges and part-time technical experts to assist with such cases, but they are nonetheless struggling to keep up with the sharp increase in cases brought by companies, according to Ding...

August 17th, 2016
By Erin Ennis

USCBC last week led a group of 46 international trade associations from 11 countries in writing to Premier Li Keqiang about cybersecurity and related regulations in China. The associations noted concerns that drafts of the Cybersecurity Law and the pending China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) Provisions on Insurance System Informatization, if implemented as currently written, would weaken security and...

August 3rd, 2016
By Patrick Lozada

The proposed new system in the draft version of China’s Standardization Law creates a web of national, industry, association, and enterprise standards, which can either be mandatory or voluntary—but it is unclear whether multinational companies will be able to expand their participation in China’s standards-setting processes.

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August 3rd, 2016
By Anna Ashton

Although President Xi Jinping repeatedly promised that the anticorruption campaign he kicked off in 2012—now the largest, most sustained campaign of its sort in the history of reform-era China—would be coupled with structural economic reforms, the efforts continue to be characterized by a zealous focus on moral and ideological imperatives rather than structural changes. USCBC’s member survey results over the...

August 3rd, 2016
By Jiahui Li and Chenjun Ye

Big data is an economic growth engine for companies beyond the traditional IT sector. Companies in sectors ranging from healthcare and manufacturing to finance and consumer goods can harness large sets of data to identify new customers, engage in targeted advertising, analyze key business trends, and provide customized services. Because of China’s sizable population and high internet usage rates, it is one of...

July 20th, 2016
By Meg Kelly and Anna Ashton

As China’s efforts to develop its legal regime ushered in a host of new rules and regulations, the process of lawmaking has undergone significant changes, including important developments in transparency and opportunities for public engagement. To explain the changes in the process and their significance to companies, USCBC recently hosted an exclusive discussion with members led by Jamie Horsley, senior research scholar in...

July 20th, 2016
By Patrick Lozada

Key principles of the forthcoming Ecommerce Law were outlined by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in a June workshop with corporate and government stakeholders in Shanghai. According to the principles, the law will codify and refine existing norms without substantially altering the licensing regime that determines market access.

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July 6th, 2016
By Nick Marro

Beijing’s more active role in cyberspace governance raises concerns about how an increasingly restrictive regulatory regime may limit company operations.

 

The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee announced June 28 that it would...

July 6th, 2016
By David Solomon

Leading US-China climate and energy experts examined opportunities and expressed concerns about the Chinese clean and efficient energy sector during a roundtable discussion June 29 with US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies.

 

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June 23rd, 2016
By Nick Marro and Owen Haacke

China’s regulatory framework on data flows and other technology advances are restricting international companies in ways not seen in other markets. China’s policies affect not just international companies in the information and communications technology sector, but also companies that use digital information in sectors such as aviation, finance, healthcare, or consumer goods. Technology security, internet...

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