China Market Intelligence

October 12th, 2016
By Anna Ashton

China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) entry has, on balance, been positive for the US business community because the Chinese economy is more open, but market access barriers and other challenges persist, US-China Business Council (USCBC) Senior Vice President Erin Ennis told interagency representatives October 5 during a hearing on China’s compliance with its WTO obligations.

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April 13th, 2016
Erin Ennis

During President Xi Jinping’s recent Washington visit, China missed its self-imposed deadline to provide a revised offer for the US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) negotiations and has not set a new target date to do so. The next inflection point on the calendar is the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which will likely take place in June.

USCBC believes the missed deadline is a reflection of the ongoing political debate in China as to how much they...

February 3rd, 2016
Nick Marro

After more than a decade, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on December 28, 2015 released a revised edition of China’s Telecommunications Catalogue, effective March 1, 2016. First issued in 2003 by the then-Ministry of Industry and Information, the catalogue serves as the licensing basis for China’s telecom and Internet-related sectors, and indirectly governs foreign company market access into these areas.

The 2015 revision expands the...