The US-China Business Council (USCBC) hosted luncheons on intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in Washington, DC, and Shanghai on December 12 and 13, respectively.
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The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is continuing its advocacy work with the PRC and US governments in the run up to the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) meetings in Beijing in December, while also providing membership with access to key officials in both countries.
US-China Business Council (USCBC) Vice President of China Operations Bob Poole recently met with officials responsible for services industries in the PRC National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) Industrial Policies Department in Beijing to advocate services sector policies on behalf of member companies.
Since the PRC government's November 7 release of the Catalogue Guiding Foreign Investment in Industry: 2007 Revision, many US companies have been analyzing whether the catalogue complies with existing trade and investment agreements that China has made, most notably its World Trade Organization (WTO) accession documents.
Long sensitive to the potential economic and security concerns caused by limited supplies and volatile prices in the global fossil fuel market, and increasingly concerned about the pollution of coal-driven electricity generation at home, China is moving to diversify its energy sources.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has created a website, the US-China Trade Toolkit, for USCBC members to use in their lobbying and outreach efforts to support a balanced commercial relationship with China. Though a portion of this material is available elsewhere on the USCBC website and is available to the public, some of the material is confidential and for USCBC members only.
Hundreds of PRC government officials, financiers, journalists, and others tackled the issue of financial reform at the Second Annual China Finance Mayors Conference & China Financial Ecological Cities Development Conference in Langfang, Hebei, on October 28-29.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) this week released the results of a member company survey that compares and contrasts strategies, reporting structures, and methodologies for conducting government affairs in China.
The results of USCBC's annual survey, released last week, revealed that market expansion in China in the last year was tempered by difficulties in finding qualified personnel, obtaining business licenses in many sectors, and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR).
As part of an ongoing effort to influence the debate on China trade legislation, a coalition of companies and associations led by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) on Wednesday sent a letter to all 535 senators and House representatives calling for a balanced approach to any China-related legislation.