China Market Intelligence

April 13th, 2016
David Solomon

China’s recently released 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) includes ambitious economic targets aimed to significantly reducing carbon emissions. These goals include increasing the nationwide use of non-fossil fuels by 15 percent, decreasing energy consumption per unit of GDP by 15 percent, and cutting PM2.5 levels by 18 percent, while continuing to advocate for existing national initiatives such as a new carbon trading platform and green tax. As China strives to address its environmental...

April 13th, 2016
Stephanie Henry

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) welcomed senior Chinese leaders this week to brief USCBC members on China’s competition scheme and the country’s national goals for the coming years. Visiting officials include top leaders from China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and People’s Bank of China (PBOC).

NDRC Vice Chairman discusses China FYP

Vice Chairman of the NDRC Hu Zucai, pictured...

March 30th, 2016
USCBC Staff

The PRC National People’s Congress concluded this month with the release of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development. Outlining economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020, the plan focuses on maintaining economic growth and social stability while continuing reform efforts. Key priorities include resolving nationwide industrial overcapacity, promoting investment across sectors, strengthening property...

March 16th, 2016
USCBC Staff

China’s central government closed its annual National People’s Congress on Wednesday on a positive note, touting successful implementation of its previous Five-Year Plan and setting new targets for the years ahead.

Premier Li Keqiang highlighted several key points on China’s economy in his closing news conference:

US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)   Li stated that China will actively advance BIT negotiations, and “reduce or gradually...

September 30th, 2015
Jake Laband

China’s 13th Five Year Plan (FYP), covering 2016-2020, will be submitted for review in late October at the next meeting for the senior party leadership—the fifth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CCP) Congress. Media reports indicate that in addition to discussing and releasing the draft of the next FYP, which will lay out some priority areas where foreign companies may find expanded opportunities, this plenum will focus heavily on anti-corruption investigations and...