US companies with an “in China, for China” strategy regularly work to improve responsiveness to consumer demands in an effort to remain competitive. The pace of change is faster in China than other global markets, and constant adaptation of strategy and products can be necessary.
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China’s proposed revisions to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) create greater consistency between measures such as the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML), Advertising Law, and Trademark Law.
The enforcement of China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) remained a priority for the United States throughout 2015, despite the fact that few new cases were launched last year.
Enforcement of China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML)—an ongoing priority for the US-China Business Council (USCBC) and the business community—has remained prominent in recent bilateral discussions.
The recent flurry of M&A activity in China reflects the not-so-invisible hand of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), founded in 2003 to oversee the largest of the non-financial state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China.
In a move towards transparency, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Director General Shang Ming met with various groups in Washington, DC, last week to discuss China’s antitrust and competition policy priorities for 2015.
President Xi Jinping called for an “energy revolution” in June 2014 aimed at improving energy efficiency through the establishment of a “market-oriented energy pricing mechanism.” One year later, the central government has made notable improvements toward liberalizing energy and electricity price
From ‘Made in China’ to innovated in China, from Chinese products to Chinese brands, the Made in China 2025 plan sets ambitious targets and timelines for China’s transformation from a big manufacturing country to a strong one.
The flurry of recent intellectual property (IP) regulations released by Chinese agencies touches on a number of issues of concern to foreign companies in China, including inventor compensation, patent enforcement, use of patents in standard-setting, and linkages between IP and competition.
Despite progress on competition concerns at the December 2014 Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) meeting, competition enforcement under the Antimonopoly Law (AML) remains a high-profile concern for many US companies in China.