China Market Intelligence

April 30th, 2014
Ryan Ong

In 2014, China’s agencies in charge of managing intellectual property rights (IPR) issues are focusing their attention on a range of areas, including fighting counterfeiting in industries such as agriculture, oil and gas, auto parts, household appliances, and health products; tackling key modes of IPR infringement like online counterfeiting, network piracy, and trade secret theft; improving cri

April 16th, 2014
Jake Laband

Chinese regulators have recently released two measures meant to make merger and acquisition (M&A) review processes faster and more transparent. The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced measures to simplify M&A reporting processes in February that may speed up international transaction reviews.

March 19th, 2014
Shelly Zhao

China continues to significantly lag in its commitments to promote and implement regulatory transparency measures, according to a new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report. USCBC analysis of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the State Council, and selected Chinese government agencies shows varying levels of compliance with transparency commitments.

February 19th, 2014
Jake Parker

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently finalized recommendations for improving China’s administrative licensing regime, a long-standing concern of USCBC member companies.

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.

December 11th, 2013
Stephanie Henry

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) advanced members’ concerns throughout 2013 by advocating directly with key Chinese government agencies, ensuring USCBC member issues were prioritized on the US government agenda for bilateral engagement, providing timely analysis of market and regulatory developments in China, and hosting informative events on a wide range of operational, political, and tra

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.

November 12th, 2008

The National People's Congress (NPC) and State Council both announced initiatives earlier this year to increase transparency and public participation in the formulation of legislation and administrative measures. Since late summer, USCBC has been tracking the NPC's and State Council's compliance with their commitments in this area.

September 3rd, 2008

The National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee last week passed the Circular Economy Promotion Law, which aims to boost recycling and energy conservation efforts.

July 16th, 2008

The fourth round of the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) yielded potentially significant advances in providing foreign companies with more regular and broader opportunities to weigh in on and shape prospective regulations that would affect their businesses. In the joint SED fact sheet, China agreed to three transparency-related points advocated by the US-China Business Council (USCBC):


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.