China Market Intelligence

December 11th, 2013
Owen Haacke

Speaking at the 40th anniversary celebration of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), former secretary of state and national security adviser Dr. Henry Kissinger said that the United States and China “have a special obligation” when it comes to ensuring global peace and stability. “The great opportunity for China and the United States,” he said, “is not to settle the immediate issues… but to put them into context in a greater international order.”

Kissinger joined nearly 500 guests...

December 11th, 2013
Stephanie Henry

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) advanced members’ concerns throughout 2013 by advocating directly with key Chinese government agencies, ensuring USCBC member issues were prioritized on the US government agenda for bilateral engagement, providing timely analysis of market and regulatory developments in China, and hosting informative events on a wide range of operational, political, and trade issues.

USCBC has focused these initiatives on the top 10 issues identified by members...

November 13th, 2013
By John Lenhart

A delegation of US-China Business Council (USCBC) directors advocated for removing foreign investment ownership barriers, strengthening intellectual property rights protection, and leveling the playing field for international companies during a series of meetings with senior Chinese government officials Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 in Beijing. Vice Premier Wang Yang and other senior leaders met with the delegation, and consistently emphasized economic reforms that they said would be positive for USCBC...

October 16th, 2013
By Stephanie Henry

As the US government shutdown shuttered many federal offices in Washington and forced President Barack Obama to cancel a much-heralded trip to Asia, China took a lead role at this year’s annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Obama’s cancellation of his Asia trip—along with side trips to Malaysia, the Philippines, and the East Asia Summit in Brunei—reverberated in the media and interrupted the administration’s renewal of high-level engagement in...

October 16th, 2013
By USCBC Staff

Rising costs and intensifying domestic competition are combining to squeeze margins for many American companies in China, according to the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2013 China Business Environment Survey. The survey—released on October 10—also shows that China remains an important growth market, even if growth has slowed somewhat compared with prior surveys. It continues to be one of the top priorities globally for company resource commitments.

Market access barriers and...

October 16th, 2013
By Ryan Ong

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) recently finalized and submitted to Chinese government agencies a set of new recommendations focused specifically on improving trade secrets protection in China. The recommendations highlight the challenges that companies face in six specific categories, ranging from a scattered legal framework for trade secrets protection to the high evidentiary burden that companies face in court cases. It further provides specific recommendations in each area.


September 18th, 2013
By John Frisbie

China’s ongoing economic reform debate remains unresolved, with the scope and pace of reform policies undecided, according to key findings of US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie’s recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai. Frisbie, in China for one week at the beginning of September, weighed in with senior Chinese officials on the need to reduce foreign ownership restrictions in China. He also cautioned against discriminatory treatment of foreign companies in pricing...

May 29th, 2013

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has launched its 2013 annual survey of its member companies on the opportunities and challenges they face in China's business environment. The results of the survey help prioritize the top issues for USCBC's reporting, advisory, and advocacy work in the United States and China on behalf of its membership. Member responses to the survey are crucial to the quality and effectiveness of USCBC's services. The survey will close on June 6.

USCBC is again...

May 29th, 2013

China has made considerable progress in recent years in its efforts to boost innovation and intellectual property rights (IPR), yet IPR protection remains a high priority for both domestic and foreign companies operating in China. Building on its advocacy with the US government on IPR protection such as its submission to USTR’s Special 301 process, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) has compiled a detailed review of China’s IPR environment and the value of improving China’s IPR...

May 29th, 2013

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) led a delegation of member companies to the Central China Expo (CCE) in Zhengzhou, Henan from May 17 to 19, providing opportunities for members to participate in discussions with officials from the six central provinces on sustainable development and improving the operating environment for foreign and domestic investors. The USCBC delegation met privately with provincial leaders from Henan, Hubei, Hunan, and discussed investment opportunities and...