China Market Intelligence

July 12th, 2017
By USCBC Staff

In response to member company concerns about the regulatory interpretation of recent laws and regulations over the past six months, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) continues its advocacy initiatives and its operating environment analyses and best practices for member companies in the United States and China. Policies enacting the Cybersecurity Law, developments in healthcare reform, and updates to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law have spurred USCBC formal comment letters to...

May 31st, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

China released a second draft revision of its Standardization Law on May 19 that links standards to national security, which could limit the use of foreign products and services, and endanger intellectual property (IP) protection. The newest draft continues China’s push toward voluntary and recommended standards, emphasizes consumer safety, and adds new language regarding standards and national security.

A standard provides requirements, specifications, guidelines...

May 17th, 2017
By Erin Ennis

The June 1 implementation of China’s Cybersecurity Law and numerous related measures should be delayed to address trade barriers, security and privacy, competition, and fairness issues, according to a May 15 letter the US-China Business Council (USCBC) submitted on behalf of 54 international trade associations to China’s government.

If implemented as written, the measures will impact companies in a wide variety of sectors. USCBC organized the letter in conjunction...

May 17th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

China’s intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement remains inadequate and foreign company market access barriers too strict, according to the Special 301 Report, keeping the United State’s second-largest trading partner on the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) priority watch list for another year.

“China must not invoke security concerns in order to erect market access barriers,” or “discriminate against foreign-owned or developed IP,” USTR said in its...

April 19th, 2017
By Jake Parker

China expanded data localization requirements and instituted new rules for outbound data review with a new policy that greatly increases the regulatory burden for foreign companies in advance of the full implementation of the Cyber Security Law on June 1.

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June 22nd, 2016
By Jake Parker

Senior US and China lawmakers met in Beijing on June 14-15 to discuss network protection, cybercrime prevention, and enforcement collaboration at the US-China Cyber Crime Dialogue. This is third time the two governments have met, including a cybercrime and network protection “tabletop” exercise in April, during which officials from the United States and China discussed roles and responsibilities for responding...

June 8th, 2016
Erin Ennis

 

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be in Beijing next week for the second meeting of the US-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues. Established during President Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States, the dialogue focuses on criminal activity in...

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...