China Market Intelligence

June 27th, 2018
By Jake Laband

While US-China trade tensions are front of mind for many executives in Beijing, attendees of the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) Beijing China Operations Conference last week indicated that other operational issues continue in the background. Senior executives from a broad range of industries gathered June 21 in Beijing to discuss key operational issues: tax reform, SOE partnerships, China’s outbound development, and US-China relations.

Andy Rothman,...

March 21st, 2018
By USCBC staff

China’s legislature concluded its session Tuesday with speeches by President Xi Jinping, recently confirmed into his second five-year term, and Premier Li Keqiang, reappointed to the position he has held for the past five years. In his remarks, Xi said China needs to “broaden opening up and deepen reform with intensified efforts and with more concrete measures” -- an allusion to criticisms of China’s stalled reform efforts that have resulted in few tangible outcomes. Xi also called...

September 2nd, 2015
Stephanie Henry

China’s President Xi Jinping is slated to make his first formal state visit to the United States the week of September 21, making stops in three American cities: Seattle, Washington, DC, and New York. During his trip, he is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and other key government officials, United Nations delegates, and US business executives, including a USCBC-hosted dinner and policy speech in Seattle on September 22. Xi’s trip comes at a sensitive time in the...

June 10th, 2015
Ryan Ong

With President Xi Jinping scheduled to visit the United States in the fall, the pace is picking up for bilateral economic talks. Having completed two rounds of negotiations in Beijing during the past month and additional discussions in Washington, Chinese and American government officials are actively preparing for the seventh annual Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED), set to take place in Washington, DC, in late June. This year’s dialogue is likely to focus on a variety of...

April 1st, 2015
Zoe Sophos

The US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negotiations, which aim to establish the rules of the road for cross-border investing, have the ambition to reach an agreement of unprecedented scope, although the prospects and timetable for completion remain uncertain. While a BIT linking the world’s two largest economies would be groundbreaking in its own right, the path towards the agreement—including use of a negative list and potential pre-establishment protection for investments, which is...