China Market Intelligence

March 19th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

China’s legislature over the weekend and today approved a new round of leaders for the State Council and its ministries. The appointments put some reform-minded officials in key roles, but whether that leads to faster movement on economic reforms remains to be seen.

As expected, Xi Jinping was confirmed as president, and his long-time associate and former Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan was confirmed as vice president. Wang, who had been in charge...

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...

January 25th, 2017
By Yan Yu and Melinda Xu

China’s lead Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negotiator earned a promotion as part of China’s wave of leadership changes at central and local-level government agencies in the run up to November's leadership transition.

 

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January 6th, 2016
Yan Yu

PRC personnel changes at the central level, announced during the final quarter of 2015, include appointments and promotions in ministries responsible for technology innovation, financial reform and other areas of interest to foreign companies.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Four promotions within MOFA in recent months brought about changes to its lineup of vice and assistant ministers.

Assistant Minister Zheng Zeguang was promoted to vice minister and will...
August 19th, 2015
Sue Hao

The PRC government recently announced a number of minister and vice minister-level leadership changes at several central government ministries, including key personnel changes in areas that may impact foreign companies. Among the notable changes are promotions and appointments in ministries whose work involves foreign investment and trade dealings, including the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology...