China Market Intelligence

July 22nd, 2009

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and other White House officials visited Beijing last week to discuss energy and environmental cooperation, US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) plans, and other bilateral initiatives with their PRC counterparts, including Premier Wen Jiabao.

July 22nd, 2009

With less than 10 months to go before the 2010 Shanghai World Expo kicks off, the United States has begun construction of the US pavilion. Jose Villarreal, the newly appointed US commissioner general to the World Expo Shanghai 2010, signed a participation agreement with the Shanghai Expo Bureau on July 10.

July 8th, 2009

Food- and drug-safety scandals in recent years and increasing pressure from trading partners and its own citizens to improve food and product oversight in China have prompted the PRC leadership to release a flurry of related laws and regulations this year, including the new Food Safety Law

July 8th, 2009

The first meeting of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)--a reconfigured high-level dialogue between the United States and China--will take place July 27 and 28 in Washington, DC.

July 8th, 2009

A new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report analyzes China's compliance with its regulatory transparency commitments and outlines other related developments.

July 8th, 2009

The People's Republic of China will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding on October 1--National Day--with large state celebrations planned in Beijing. As the date approaches, Beijing authorities will tighten security, visas, and transportation restrictions to levels similar to those used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

July 8th, 2009

The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on June 30 announced that it will delay implementation of its mandate that computer manufacturers pre-install Internet filtering software on all personal computers (PCs) sold in China after July 1. 

June 24th, 2009

The PRC Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) released draft revised Provisions on the Environmental Administration of New Chemical Substances on May 21.

June 24th, 2009

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) and 18 other international business associations on June 16 requested that China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) reconsider a notice that requires all computers sold in China (including those sold to consumers and to businesses) to

June 24th, 2009

As part of its advocacy efforts, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently met with four PRC ministries and agencies in Beijing to discuss member-company concerns relating to antimonopoly regulations, healthcare, food and product safety, and standards.

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