China Market Intelligence

November 7th, 2018
By Anna Ashton

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) and several other trade associations submitted joint comments on provisions regarding personal information and data privacy protection in China’s Draft Civil Code, which is being revised by the National People’s Congress.

Although the draft language appears intended to implement explicit protections for personal privacy and individual rights, some provisions could do the opposite and impede companies’ ability to deliver the...

October 24th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

On a recent visit to Beijing, the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) Board of Directors urged the Chinese government to provide written proposals to the US government on their reform plans to facilitate an effective meeting between the presidents in November.

Minister of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Miao Wei said the United States’ 301 investigation into intellectual property rights and technology transfer policies had raised many “unfounded...

October 10th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has updated an online resource on the Chinese government to help member companies better navigate its complexities. This includes an infographic linking to information about high-level government bodies, as well as descriptions of government agencies that have been updated to reflect China’s government restructuring and recent leadership changes.

On March 17, China’s national legislative body, the National People’s Congress (...

September 20th, 2018
By Yan Yu

Jacob Parker, US-China Business Council (USCBC) vice president for China operations, last week led a delegation of member companies to the 20th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, China. In addition to participating in the general forum and programs at CIFIT, USCBC organized meetings with Fujian government leadership and senior government officials from other participating provinces. Parker also attended the Symposium for Multinational Corporations hosted by...

September 20th, 2018
By Jake Parker

As summer draws to a close, I would like to highlight a few trends USCBC’s China offices are observing based on their conversations with our membership, Chinese media, government sources, and other key influencers.

Tariff Impact

Tariffs were the most common discussion topic with foreign company executives in China over the summer.  While the majority of USCBC members invested in China are manufacturing here to access the local market, some...

September 20th, 2018

USCBC’s 2018 member survey report, released on Tuesday, indicates that despite positive commercial gains in the last year, American companies have strong concerns about the increasingly rocky US-China relationship and implications for the business environment in China. American companies are less optimistic about China's policy direction and the trajectory of the bilateral relationship. They remain concerned about discriminatory industrial policies and the advantages enjoyed by...

September 6th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

Newly-installed President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) Craig Allen recently concluded his inaugural trip to China, where he met with senior government officials in Beijing and Shanghai. Officials were eager to discuss the US-China commercial relationship, share China’s perspective on the trade conflict, and explore the view from Washington. USCBC led meetings with Vice Premier Liu He, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Governor Yi Gang, Minister Zhang Mao of the State...

August 22nd, 2018
By Jake Laband

While China’s battle to increase environmental protection and improve enforcement seeks to address serious pollution issues, it has also led to a variety of enforcement campaigns that have created unintended negative consequences for companies operating in China. Although foreign firms often play a leading role in employing environmentally friendly technology in China, the one-size-fits-all nature of these campaigns disrupts supply chains, decreases efficiency, and creates a less...

June 28th, 2018

President Donald Trump has decided against using much-anticipated new measures to restrict Chinese access to US technology and instead will use existing tools, according to a White House announcement this morning. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) issued a statement in support of the decision, while encouraging the administration to maintain the appropriate balance between national security and economic interests and calling on the US and Chinese governments to step back from...

June 15th, 2018
By USCBC Staff

The United States will move forward in early July with a 25 percent tariff on a wide range of Chinese imports worth approximately $50 billion, barring any breakthroughs in negotiations that might delay implementation. Within an hour of the announcement, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would implement reciprocal tariffs of “the same scale and intensity.” USCBC issued a statement calling on both sides to step back from tariffs and negotiate a solution.

The announcement by the...

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