China Market Intelligence

June 13th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

In recent months regulators have announced that China will introduce punitive damages and more stringent penalties for certain intellectual property rights (IPR) violations, which would improve China’s intellectual property protection.

February 18th, 2015
Nick Marro and Yan Yu

Last year, China’s 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) laid out a legislative agenda to address some of the most pressing issues facing the nation. And indeed, the topics discussed in 2014's NPC meeting did see movement.

January 21st, 2015
Jake Laband

Though 2014 was a busy year for enforcers of China’s relatively new Antimonopoly Law (AML), the number of investigations filed during the final quarter of 2014 fell significantly, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) analysis.

October 23rd, 2014

China’s Communist Party leadership today revealed incremental legal and corruption-related reforms at the close of its party governance meeting in Beijing.

October 20th, 2014
Dan Markus

China’s major meeting for directing party governance—the Fourth Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress—opened today in Beijing. The meeting, which is to focus this year on “rule of law,” will close on October 23.

October 15th, 2014
Jake Laband

Stricter party governance, centering on judicial reforms and the “rule of law,” is among the anticipated discussion topics for the Fourth Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress, opening October 20 in Beijing.

September 3rd, 2014
Ryan Ong and Ellen Huber

From recent investigations in the auto parts industry to “dawn raids” at foreign IT firms, China’s rising level of antimonopoly enforcement activity has raised concerns for many US companies doing business in China.

June 25th, 2014
John Lenhart

A key figure in the enforcement of China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) insisted that Chinese regulatory procedures and AML enforcement are “in line with international standards” during a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in Beijing last week.

June 24th, 2014
Andrew Gong

Judicial pilot programs announced last week could reduce local protectionism in Chinese courtrooms and—over time—improve the quality of judges ruling on commercial cases, analysts say.

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.