China Market Intelligence

December 22nd, 2010
William Turner

US President Barack Obama on December 9 announced new steps in the administration's efforts to reform the US export control system--including a draft rule for comment that lays out new criteria and procedures for determi

December 22nd, 2010
Nancy Huang and Kyle Sullivan

As the end of the two-month public comment period for China's proposed 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2011-15) approaches, PRC policymakers are looking ahead to the next stage of the FYP drafting process: setting priorities for individual provinces and government agencies.

December 22nd, 2010
Christine Kahler

China's merger and acquisition (M&A) activity increased in 2010, and the country plans to continue promoting its M&A market at home and abroad.

December 22nd, 2010
Caitlin Clark

At this year's Central Economic Work Conference, top PRC leaders decided to pursue a more "prudent" monetary policy in 2011, officially shifting away from the relatively loose monetary policy that has prevailed since 2008.

December 16th, 2010
Ryan Ong

On the eve of a planned state visit by PRC President Hu Jintao in January, the annual US-China bilateral trade talks made varying degrees of progress in areas of concern to US companies, including indigenous innovation, government procurement, intellectual property rights (IPR), and market access barriers in agriculture, telecom, express delivery, and pharmac

December 8th, 2010
Matt Van Osdol

China has strengthened oversight of cross-border money transfers and raised banks' foreign exchange reserve requirements to further curb non-trade and non-investment-related capital inflows.

December 8th, 2010
Christina Nelson

China's leadership will be crucial to resolving global economic imbalances and political conflicts, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said during a speech at the US-China Business Council's (USCBC) 2010 Gala, held in Washington, DC, last week.

December 8th, 2010
William Turner and Julia Zhao

With the full plenary meeting of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) just one week away, US and PRC officials are not expected to finalize the outcomes until the delegations meet in Washington, DC, on December 14-15.

December 8th, 2010
Nancy Huang and Kyle Sullivan

Labor pressures in China will likely continue as the PRC government aims to strengthen employee benefits and increase wages.

December 8th, 2010
Caitlin Clark and Sue Hao

China continues to tighten control over foreign representative (rep) office operations with the release of new requirements for registration renewals and stiffer penalties for violations.

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