China Market Intelligence

February 3rd, 2016
Stephanie Henry

The year ahead will be a decisive one for China’s economy, as policymakers must decide between a long-term rebalancing strategy or measures that produce short-term economic gains, economist Dan Rosen said January 28 at the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) annual Forecast Conference. Rosen, of Rhodium Group, said Chinese leaders need to address top economic challenges including balance-of-payments issues, two-way investment trends, and broadly restructuring its economy.

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January 20th, 2016

On January 20, 2016, the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) board of directors released its fifth annual priorities statement, detailing actions needed to continue building a strong, mutually beneficial commercial relationship between the United States and China. The goal of the statement is to focus the efforts of both governments on the top priorities for American companies that conduct business with China.

With the backdrop of global attention on China’s...

January 6th, 2016

The new year ushered in several personnel changes at the US-China Business Council (USCBC), which will continue the tradition of strong leadership in the organization’s key roles.

Jake Parker, director of USCBC’s Shanghai office since January 2014, was promoted to Vice President, China Operations. He will lead USCBC’s Beijing and Shanghai offices and report directly to USCBC President John Frisbie.

Anna Tucker Ashton will join USCBC on January 25...

October 28th, 2015
Owen Haacke

Despite new obstacles, growth in China remains robust, and US companies are dedicated to the China market—that was a clear message from the US-China Business Council (USCBC) 2015 China Operations Conference, held in Shanghai on October 22. With new challenges such as tightened profit margins, higher labor and management costs, and limited market access in some areas, companies are adapting their strategies to capture China’s continuing growth, according to experts that shared their...

October 28th, 2015
Ryan Ong and Stephanie Henry

Preparations for the November 21-23 US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) have kicked into high gear in recent weeks with both an active calendar of working group programs and robust planning for the plenary session in Guangzhou. The bilateral JCCT will be looking to build on outcomes from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s September 2015 state visit to the United States and the June Strategic & Economic Dialogue.

This year’s JCCT is the first that...

September 16th, 2015
Ryan Ong

As US and Chinese officials prepare for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s late September visit to the United States and bilateral discussions on a range of political and economic issues, the latest US-China Business Council (USCBC) scorecard reveals that China’s efforts to promote economic reform continue to have only a limited impact on the top concerns of American companies. A full listing of all the reforms to date and the September 2015 scorecard report are available on the USCBC...

September 16th, 2015
Erin Ennis

China remains a priority for American companies, despite the slowing economy and challenging business environment, but policy uncertainty continues to impact business confidence. These are among the findings in the latest US-China Business Council (USCBC) Member Survey report, conducted annually over the past 10 years. 
  
Slower economic growth in China is reflected in the balance sheets of US companies operating there, but 41 percent still report double-digit revenue...

September 2nd, 2015
John Frisbie

The following is adapted from a note from USCBC President John Frisbie to the USCBC board of directors

The timing for my recent visit to Beijing was optimal; I met with President Xi’s top economic advisor and vice ministers in several agencies closely involved in developing the agenda and negotiating the deliverables for the Chinese president’s state visit to the United States in September. Senior Chinese officials were interested in the US-China Business Council (USCBC)...

September 2nd, 2015
Jake Parker

Sichuan remains an attractive growth market for foreign companies, according to local government officials. On September 1, the US-China Business Council led a delegation of member company senior executives from a variety of sectors to meet with Sichuan Party Secretary Wang Dongming to discuss the Sichuan commercial operating environment and explore how the province will be involved in the implementation of central development policies. Wang noted that Sichuan province, which...

September 2nd, 2015
Stephanie Henry

China’s President Xi Jinping is slated to make his first formal state visit to the United States the week of September 21, making stops in three American cities: Seattle, Washington, DC, and New York. During his trip, he is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and other key government officials, United Nations delegates, and US business executives, including a USCBC-hosted dinner and policy speech in Seattle on September 22. Xi’s trip comes at a sensitive time in the...

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