China Market Intelligence

August 2nd, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

China has set ambitious goals for the development and use of autonomous vehicles (AVs), but related policies could limit foreign company participation and prevent China from meeting its targets.

By 2020, more than half of new cars produced in China should have autonomous or assisted driving technology, according to government plans. By 2025, 80 percent of new cars should have autonomous capabilities, and 15 percent should be highly autonomous vehicles that largely...

June 29th, 2017
By Owen Haacke

In an increasingly competitive labor market, equity awards, higher salaries, and upward mobility can help foreign companies attract and keep top talent. But Chinese restrictions on foreign companies’ equity awards — such as stock options — can hobble US companies’ compensation competitiveness.

During recruitment, top talent frequently focus on salaries and cash incentives, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) member company human resources (HR) executives...

June 29th, 2017
By Jake Parker

Enforcement of China’s Cybersecurity Law (CSL) began at the beginning of this month, but questions remain about how companies should comply with the myriad requirements of the law and its related measures, standards, and other regulations. Following conversations with company executives and service providers, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) developed a brief list of best practices to help accelerate internal compliance plan development.

The CSL and related...

March 8th, 2017
By Patrick Lozada

China Central Television (CCTV) is preparing to host its annual 315 Evening Gala in recognition of World Consumer Rights Day. The popular TV broadcast, so named because of the holiday’s date—March 15—promotes consumer rights and names companies the network says violate those rights. Targeted companies in the past have included multinational firms accused of issues ranging from counterfeiting and negligence to...

January 11th, 2017
By Anna Ashton

China’s Anti-monopoly Law (AML) investigations largely stayed off the list of contentious issues in 2016, as the more aggressive tactics of regulatory agencies two years ago remained in check and foreign companies were not obviously singled out for discriminatory treatment.