China in recent weeks has released the long-awaited fourth draft of the PRC Trademark Law for comment and a Trademark Strategy Action Plan designed to improve China's trademark protection.
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The US-China Business Council (USCBC) last week submitted to the US Department of Commerce and the Office of the US Trade Representatives (USTR) a list of recommended topics that the United States and China should discuss at the annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which is slated to be held in Beijing in October.
Think tanks--groups that identify, research, and develop solutions for policy problems--are a common feature of any country's policymaking landscape, and their numbers and impact have increased greatly worldwide in recent years.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) members attending USCBC's 36th Annual Membership Meeting on June 2 heard the results of the organization's board election and expert presentations on business trends and opportunities in China, including a keynote address by US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Ronald Kirk.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC), US Information Technology Office, and other US business representatives recently met with US government officials in Beijing to discuss a PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) notice that requires computer manufacturers
PRC tax authorities recently issued several regulations that could affect foreign-invested enterprises operating in China.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) released its annual report on US exports to China by US congressional district. This report informs policy debate about China trade and its impact on the US economy; a previous report showing export growth by state was issued in March 2009.
The PRC Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on May 8 issued the ministry's 2009 Industry Standardization Work Priorities, which lists industries that MIIT will concentrate on.
The US government recently announced that it has made changes to visa processing procedures and allocated more resources to the visa security review process to reduce application processing times to a couple of weeks.
Recent speeches by senior PRC government officials and a decision to issue a renewable energy stimulus plan may be signs of a shift in the central government's stance on reducing carbon dioxide emissions to tackle climate change.