China Market Intelligence

August 7th, 2019
By USCBC Staff

On July 31, US-China Business Council (USCBC) President Craig Allen testified before the US-China Economic Security Review Commission (USCC) on US companies’ access, risks, and opportunities in China’s health market. His testimony was part of a full day of hearings titled “Exploring the Growing US Reliance on China’s Biotech and Pharmaceutical Products.”

USCC was created to monitor and investigate the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship, and...

June 19th, 2019
By Ian Hutchinson and Erin Slawson

You can now listen to two podcasts produced by the US-China Business Council (USCBC). The first, the China Business Minute, is a quick catchup with our China offices released every Monday. The second, the China Business Review Podcast, is the podcast companion to our digital magazine of the same name, covering a single topic in depth.

The China Business Minute covers three topics each week, alternating between our Beijing and Shanghai offices. In Beijing, Jake...

April 24th, 2019
By Erin Slawson

The US-China Business Council partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Freeman Chair in China Studies on April 10 to host the US-China Innovation Forum, a platform for experts from industry, finance, government, and think tanks to discuss how to best foster, protect, and advance innovation.

USCBC President Craig Allen and Scott Kennedy, CSIS Freeman Chair of China Studies senior advisor and director of the Project on Chinese Business...

March 13th, 2019
By USCBC staff

US-China Business Council (USCBC) sources indicated this week that China’s draft Foreign Investment Law (FIL) continues to be revised as it nears final consideration by the National People’s Congress (NPC), even though a final draft has not been released publicly. Some expected changes appear to address concerns raised by the US government in its Section 301 case, as well as by USCBC on issues related to protection of intellectual property during regulatory processes.

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March 13th, 2019
By USCBC Staff

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is tracking developments at the ongoing National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s highest legislature, which began in Beijing on March 5. On the first day of the NPC, Premier Li Keqiang announced certain tax cuts and spending increases for infrastructure projects. USCBC provided more detailed reporting on Li’s speech here.

USCBC will continue updating member companies on developments at the NPC that impact the business...

February 27th, 2019
By USCBC Staff

In meetings over the past week, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) met in Beijing and Shanghai with senior representatives from the National People’s Congress Legislative Working Committee, which is responsible for drafting the Foreign Investment Law, to discuss USCBC’s recommendations. Officials indicated that foreign companies will have five years to transition their business structures to comply with the new law.

USCBC on February 24 submitted comments on...

January 16th, 2019
By Chynna Hawes

Draft amendments make some progress in strengthening China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) system, including by increasing penalties, extending patent term for designs, and adding patent term restoration for innovative pharmaceuticals.

Remaining concerns include vague language, enforceability, and lack of a patent linkage system, a key issue for US pharmaceuticals.  

This is an important opportunity to advocate the interests of US...