China Market Intelligence

October 30th, 2019
By Angela Deng and Yue Chen

The Chinese government is exploring the use of its corporate social credit system (SCS) as an intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement tool. Under this system, placement on a new patent infringement blacklist released by China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) will, in turn, damage a company’s social credit rating. CNIPA is working closely with the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), which will also rely on the SCS and other administrative measures...

April 5th, 2017
By Maryan Escarfullett

Integrating China’s national and local intellectual property (IP) agencies through reforms

January 11th, 2017
By David Solomon

China’s energy planners seek to increase production, distribution, and consumption of renewable energy as a means to diversify energy supply.

June 23rd, 2016
By Nick Marro and Owen Haacke

China’s regulatory framework on data flows and other technology advances are restricting international companies in ways not seen in other mar

April 27th, 2016
Owen Haacke

China recently issued new rules that that offer mixed implications for foreign company qualification for innovation-related tax breaks.

January 16th, 2014
Stephanie Henry

Companies investing in any market must deal with administrative licensing—or getting official government approval—for everything from selling products to building new manufacturing facilities. But in China, the extensive, complex, and at times onerous licensing system at all levels of government can result in significant delays, added costs, and lost revenue for companies.

October 16th, 2013
By USCBC Staff

Rising costs and intensifying domestic competition are combining to squeeze margins for many American companies in China, according to the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2013 China Business Environment Survey.

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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