China Market Intelligence

September 5th, 2018
By Ricky Altieri

Given the size and complexity of the Chinese ecommerce market, foreign companies often struggle to root out operations selling unlicensed or counterfeit versions of their products. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) consulted member companies to identify and create recommendations for the spate of new challenges to intellectual property (IP) protection in the ecommerce space, including:

Seek out memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with ecommerce platforms. Some...

August 22nd, 2018
By Angela Deng

Recent reforms to the operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) removed some of the controversial elements of earlier proposed versions, but strengthened and expanded the scope of CFIUS authority to review foreign transactions and tightens the export controls process. President Donald Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law August 13 after Congress passed it August 1 as part of the National Defense...

May 2nd, 2018
By Jack Kamensky

With the United States’ Section 301 investigation into Chinese technology transfer and recent ban cutting Chinese telecommunications company ZTE off from US technology for seven years, it is clear that technology issues are at the center of the escalating US-China trade tensions. A discussion of China’s technology policies would be incomplete without mentioning one of its centerpieces in industrial policy: Made in China...

January 11th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

China has further tightened control on internet services by blocking internet access for some unregistered customers, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) conversations with China internet service providers and member companies. This development could affect some company operations in China as well as information sharing between offices, but steps can be taken to restore service.

Concerns arose last summer about restrictions on internet access and VPN...

September 14th, 2017
By Jake Parker

China’s cyber authorities have told the US-China Business Council that they are considering changes to draft rules that will determine how many companies may be subject to certain aspects of the Cybersecurity Law. In particular, regulators are looking at the scope of critical information infrastructure (CII), which impacts what companies will have to follow data localization requirements.

Released July 10, the draft CII Security Protection Measures vaguely classify...

May 31st, 2017
by USCBC staff

China’s new Cybersecurity Law goes into effect today, June 1, but with many implementation details undecided and companies uncertain about how to comply. In the meantime, Chinese regulators are responding in part to company concerns, even if the overall policy approach remains problematic.

On the eve of the law’s implementation, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) posted an “interview” on its website answering some questions about implementation of the...

November 12th, 2014
Ryan Ong

US President Barack Obama concluded a constructive three-day visit to China earlier today with announcements of new bilateral deals on a range of issues important to US companies doing business in China, including a significant change in visa policy, reduced tariffs for trade in information technology products, and new targets related to climate change.

Obama’s visit to Beijing included not only his participation in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization’s...