China Market Intelligence

November 10th, 2015
Yan Yu and Nick Marro

This issue marks the first of a regular series of US-China Business Council (USCBC) reports analyzing key discussions and decisions of China’s bimonthly National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Meetings, the most recent of which concluded on November 4. According to press reports, during this round of meetings central legislators approved decisions covering reforms in the pharmaceutical, agriculture, and other consumer-facing industries.

Reforms in pharmaceutical...
September 16th, 2015
Yan Yu

Amidst growing concern nationwide about China’s air quality, in late August the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the amended Air Pollution Prevention Law (APPL), incorporating critical changes after a third round of revisions. The new APPL is the first air quality-specific piece of legislation to be passed since the Environmental Protection Law (EPL) came into effect on January 1, 2015, and includes provisions to encourage energy efficiency, assign...