China Market Intelligence

October 10th, 2018
By Ian Hutchinson

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) may face mild competition from US and EU alternatives.

While some have characterized BRI as “debt trap diplomacy,” China appears to be willing to restructure debts or change its strategies to address concerns.

Over the past five years, President Xi Jinping’s landmark Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which offers significant financing for infrastructure projects from China’s backyard to as far away as Europe...

September 20th, 2018
By Chynna Hawes

China’s regulators recently released the first drug traceability proposal since China suspended its previous system in 2016 because of a number of challenges, including complaints of unfair competition and that the government-issued serial number was not compliant with GS1 global standards for pharmaceutical traceability. The goal of the new proposal is to establish a system to trace drugs through the supply chain, prevent counterfeit and substandard drugs from entering the supply...

August 30th, 2017
By Jake Parker and Erin Ennis

As a temporary suspension expires this month, US companies’ concerns about China’s height limits on trucks came to the forefront of US-China Business Council (USCBC) advocacy efforts. The expiring regulation re-imposed a ban on trucks over 4 meters, making it impossible for shippers to transport products in high-cube (HQ) containers--internationally used intermodal containers commonly imported to China.

USCBC asked Ministry of Transportation (MOT) Minister Li...

March 19th, 2014
Ryan Ong

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) will recommend solutions to foreign investment, intellectual property, and administrative licensing issues in China in a yearly submission to US government trade talk representatives this week. The recommendations—submitted in advance of the annual US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) talks—also address industry-specific issues in areas like healthcare, express delivery, financial services, agriculture, and media.

The 170...

January 30th, 2008

The groundbreaking for the construction of the new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway on January 18 kicked off an unprecedented year for investment in China's railroads, according to statements by the PRC Ministry of Railways (MOR). The project reflects a renewed focus on expanding and improving China's overburdened passenger transport network and freight transport channels, just as unusually severe winter conditions have highlighted China's transport woes.

High-speed railways lead new...