China Market Intelligence

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.

October 15th, 2014
Zoe Sophos

As US and Chinese government officials prepare for a busy season of bilateral engagement—including the November meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a November bilateral meeting between Presidents Obama and Xi, US officials and their Chinese counterparts are hard at work on the

October 15th, 2014
Dan Markus

Little progress was made in transparency talks between the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and China’s State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO), as Chinese officials opted to wait on guidance coming out of this month’s party plenum.

September 29th, 2014
John Lenhart

China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang recently sent a message of reassurance to a select audience of executives from nearly 20 multinational companies at an investment event in the southern city of Xiamen.

September 16th, 2014
Jake Parker

New amendments to China’s Budget Law now allow local governments to issue debt in domestic bond markets. Debt issuance is a central aspect of the revamped law, which was passed at the end of August and includes 22 news articles and more than 82 changes.

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.

August 4th, 2014
Matthew Margulies

On July 25, the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee passed the 2014 China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Regulations, a new set of rules for managing the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The new regulations, which went into effect on August 1, vary little from the 2013 version.

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.

June 11th, 2014
Stephanie Henry

As the US government prepares for upcoming negotiations at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in early July, separate discussions under the Joint Commission and Commerce and Trade (JCCT) framework are well underway.


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