China Market Intelligence

September 5th, 2018
By Jake Laband

Senior Chinese leaders have repeatedly insisted China is improving market access and the investment environment, improving the protection of intellectual property, and ensuring equal treatment of foreign and domestic companies in China.

May 4th, 2018

Trade talks between the US and China ended today in Beijing with each side apparently staking out positions the other side is unlikely to meet. An optimistic interpretation is that the two sides have laid out opening positions and set up a process for negotiations to resolve trade tensions.

April 4th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

The United States and China have both fired warning shots on the growing field of bilateral trade disputes, though the most significant battle is likely still weeks away.

January 24th, 2018
By USCBC staff

To assist companies as they plan for the year ahead, US-China Business Council staff  compiled short summaries of the recent laws and regulations in China and those expected to be acted on in 2018. The first of this series of summaries focuses on agriculture, healthcare and intellectual property rights.

July 8th, 2015
Zhang Lipei and Jake Laband

A lack of recent news about competition-related investigation cases should not be misinterpreted as a lull in enforcement activity related to China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML), a National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) official stated at a recent USCBC-sponsored

July 8th, 2015
Yan Yu and Nick Marro

China’s legislature on July 1 finalized the National Security Law of China, which includes all-encompassing definitions of national security as well as troublesome language to keep critical technology “secure and controllable.” The law was passed almost unanimously on the last day of the National People’s Congress (NPC

January 20th, 2015
Ryan Ong

On January 4, the State Council released information about its new National Strategic Action Plan for Deepening Implementation of IPR (2014-2020). This plan—passed by the State council on December 29, 2014—aims to deepen implementation of China’s 2008

November 14th, 2014
Ryan Ong

China has taken big steps forward in recent weeks with its plans to establish specialized intellectual property (IP) courts in three cities.

October 1st, 2014
Ryan Ong

Intellectual property has received high-level attention from the Chinese government in recent weeks, with government agencies actively touting progress on intellectual property (IP) issues, particularly increased enforcement activity and a growth in registered patents, trademarks, and copyrights through the first half of 2014.

Phase One Tracker

We are tracking over 150 commitments—several of which had never been offered before—on items ranging from market access to improving intellectual property rights protection and administrative reforms. 

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