China Market Intelligence

August 19th, 2015
Owen Haacke

What is the best way to enter into a partnership with a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE)? Foreign companies find many good reasons to seek an SOE investment partner, but may also find some unexpected challenges. Thinking through the possible obstacles and paying close attention to the advice and best practices shared by member companies of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) may help US companies navigate the investment process.

Joint-venture (JV)...

June 24th, 2015
Jake Laband and Owen Haacke

A strong Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hand guiding state-owned enterprise (SOE) management was a central message emerging from recent meetings of the State Council Leading Group on Comprehensively Deepening Reform, China’s high-level interagency group charged with guiding China’s ongoing reform efforts. The meetings on June 5 emphasized the importance of addressing corruption issues while seeking to create “bigger, stronger, and better” SOEs that remain firmly under government control, and...