China Market Intelligence

June 14th, 2017
By USCBC staff

Evan Greenberg, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chubb was elected as the US-China Business Council (USCBC) chair last week as part of the Council’s regular election, which also ushered in other officers and directors.

"For more than four decades, the US-China Business Council has represented American business interests in China, a very important market for US companies,” Greenberg said. “We advocate for greater US business access to and...

June 14th, 2017
By Anna Ashton

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) board of directors suggested in a meeting last week with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the administration resolve specific issues and finalize a high-standard US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT). The exchange came a day after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Ross explained the Trump administration’s approach to the economic relationship with China and trade priorities over the course of two days of meetings...

March 8th, 2017
by USCBC staff

US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie recently traveled to Beijing and Shanghai for a weeklong visit to encourage senior Chinese officials to move forward with implementing meaningful openings that will send a strong signal to foreign investors that economic reform will continue. Frisbie encouraged regulators to address the stagnating reform effort to counter business community frustration...

March 8th, 2017
by USCBC staff

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) released a statement of priority actions needed to continue strengthening the mutually beneficial commercial relationship between the United States and China. This sixth priorities statement issued by USCBC’s board of directors focuses on the efforts of both governments on the top priorities for American companies that conduct business with China.

February 8th, 2017
by Meg Kelly

Reduced regulation and increased energy production are the pillars of the Trump administration’s economic plan, according Stephen Moore, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and economic advisor to President Trump during his campaign.

Moore, who addressed the US-China Business Council (USCBC) Forecast conference...

June 8th, 2016
Zoe Sophos


At USCBC’s May 31 annual membership meeting in Washington, DC, leading experts in business, policy, and economics shared their insights on issues affecting US company operations in China. Representatives of from AT&T, Dell, Facebook, and Ford Motor...

May 25th, 2016
Owen Haacke

The US-China Business Council (USCBC)’s revised recommendations on improving China’s licensing system call for foreign-invested and domestic firms to be treated equally in all licensing processes throughout China.


USCBC’s membership survey...

March 16th, 2016
Zoe Sophos

China is determined to arrive at a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that will benefit US industry as soon as possible, said Li Chenggang, director-general of China’s Ministry of Commerce’s (MOFCOM) Treaty and Law Department and China’s lead BIT negotiator, at a USCBC luncheon program February 25 in Washington, D.C.

China is expected to table a new BIT “negative list” offer in the coming weeks, possibly close to the end of March when presidents Xi...

March 2nd, 2016

The Chinese New Year ushered in a number of personnel changes at the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) China offices.

Jake Laband, manager of business advisory services since March 2014, was promoted to deputy director of USCBC’s Beijing office. He will lead the business advisory services function and oversee member company requests. He will report to USCBC Vice President Jake Parker.

Owen Haacke, manager of business advisory services since October 2013,...

March 2nd, 2016
Jake Parker

Though China’s slowing growth impacts US company operations, economic restructuring is offering new opportunities to American companies, said a group of US-China Business Council (USCBC) executives during a February 28 roundtable discussion with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in Beijing. Lew was in China for the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Shanghai on February 26 and 27.

Companies also shared examples of persistent market barriers that prevent full access to...