China Market Intelligence

January 22nd, 2020
By Antonio Douglas

Nearly three years after the Cybersecurity Law went into effect, regulatory clarity remains elusive, including around the MLPS 2.0. Many companies are conducting self-evaluations, with a few filing directly with MLPS 2.0.

December 11th, 2019
By Antonio Douglas

This past year finally saw more specific guidance on cybersecurity reviews, critical information infrastructure (CII), cross-border data transfers, and personal information, though many of the policies remain in draft form.

March 27th, 2019
By Ricky Altieri

This year’s National People’s Congress (NPC) which took place March 5-15 included a few key announcements that may provide a window into the business environment in the coming year.

October 10th, 2018
By Ian Hutchinson

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

June 28th, 2018

China’s economic policymakers today released a revised list of restricted sectors for foreign investment, which incorporates liberalizations announced during recent months.

August 16th, 2017
By Jake Laband and Juliana Batista

As China urbanizes, and workers move from factories to offices, the construction and operation of buildings will account for a growing share of Chinese cities’ energy consumption and carbon emissions.

April 2nd, 2014
Jake Laband

China’s long-awaited urbanization plan indicates that the country’s leaders will focus on increasing access to social services, allowing greater labor mobility through residency permit reforms, and increasing the role of the market in real estate pricing.

January 8th, 2014
Owen Haacke

Over the past four decades, China has seen the largest migration in human history. Since 1979, more than 300 million rural residents have moved into China’s cities, bringing the country’s urban population to 710 million. This has increased the proportion of China’s urban population from just 17.9 percent in 1978 to 52.6 percent today.

July 2nd, 2008

For the first time since 1986, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) reached an affirmative final determination in a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation against Chinese imports. On June 20, ITC determined that US industry has been materially injured by certain imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from China.

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. 

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