China Market Intelligence

December 9th, 2015
Zoe Sophos

At the first meeting of a new, high-level dialogue on cybercrime, the United States and China agreed on guidelines for requesting assistance on malicious cyber activities but failed to address an investigation into the recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hack. Despite mixed progress, the dialogue is an important sign of re-engagement on cybersecurity issues. Cybersecurity, especially regarding commerce, has long been a top concern for the US-China Business Council, which...

August 5th, 2015
Nick Marro

China’s new draft Cybersecurity Law has raised a broad range of potential concerns for US companies seeking to operate in China, including vague definitions of key terms such as “network operator” and “critical information infrastructure,” intellectual property aspects of product certification, cybersecurity standard-setting, and liabilities for those that are unable to comply with provisions in the law. While the draft language calls for equal treatment of foreign and domestic companies and...