China Market Intelligence

July 11th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

China has implemented new rules setting requirements on the storage, use, and flow of scientific data. Although intended to strengthen data security and promote data sharing, the measures could affect companies’ university partnerships and R&D centers in the pharmaceutical, automotive and tech industries.

The Administrative Measures for Scientific Data Management were released by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in April, and immediately put into...

May 11th, 2016
Zhang Lipei and Jake Laband

Although China’s competition enforcement agencies have announced few new cases this year, they have been busy improving their guiding principles. The enforcement of China’s competition policy, on the bilateral agenda since a flurry of cases in late 2014, is marked with slow, but consistent, improvements. This year, regulators will focus on additional legislative items, as well as implementing commitments to...

July 22nd, 2015
Owen Haacke

Fewer restrictions on drug pricing and greater access for foreign companies may make for a healthier China, and bring both potential growth and growing pains to the pharmaceutical industry—a sector analysts expect to be worth upwards of $300 billion by 2020. Recently released drug registration regulations and opinions calling for the removal of price caps signal some progress toward a more market-efficient approval and pricing system, currently largely controlled by the state. Still to come...

July 8th, 2015
Jiang Lingling

New rules to promote local innovation in Shanghai, which has nearly 15 percent of China’s total foreign investment, may provide new tools for US companies to attract foreign and local talent. The municipality’s new 22 Measures, released on May 27, include new guidelines to ease the residency permit application process for key talent and increase the maximum work period for qualified technical experts. New measures to streamline the hukou process should also make it easier for companies to...

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...