China Market Intelligence

December 10th, 2008

As the economic crisis has accelerated in the United States and Europe over the past two months, the PRC government has become increasingly concerned about the impact of the crisis on China's economy.

December 10th, 2008

After falling steadily over the past six years, unemployment is on the rise again in China. China's top leadership indicated during meetings in late October with the US-China Business Council board of directors that unemployment is a significant concern.

December 10th, 2008

After much anticipation and speculation, on December 5 China released a plan for comment on oil pricing and fuel tax reform.

November 26th, 2008

In an effort to shore up the country's economy in the face of the global economic downturn, China has recently announced several policies aimed at boosting exports, increasing capital investment, and maintaining employment levels. These policies, which will take effect in the coming months, will reduce operating and capital investment costs for both domestic and foreign companies in China.

November 26th, 2008

Following a successful conference in Beijing earlier this year, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) held its second China Operations Conference of the year in Shanghai on November 13.

November 26th, 2008

One of the most significant changes to occur during China's State Council restructuring following the National People's Congress session in March was the creation of the new Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

November 26th, 2008

Trade secrets represent a vital component of many companies' intellectual property portfolios, yet protecting trade secrets can be complicated because companies cannot formally register trade secrets to secure their protection.

November 19th, 2008

US and PRC officials are in the midst of final preparations for the fifth meeting of the Strategic Economic Dialogue, to be held in Beijing, December 4-5. President George W. Bush and President Hu Jintao established the high-level dialogue in September 2006 to address long-term structural issues and mutual priorities between the United States and China.

November 12th, 2008

US-China Business Council (USCBC) Chair Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Co., and USCBC President John Frisbie led a delegation of 12 USCBC board members to Beijing at the end of October.

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