China Market Intelligence

June 20th, 2007

The PRC National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the ministries of Water Resources and Construction recently publicized China's 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2006-10) on Water Resources Management.

June 20th, 2007

MOFCOM and the PRC State Administration of Foreign Exchange recently issued a notice that calls upon local authorities to monitor foreign investment in the real estate sector more strictly.

June 13th, 2007

The leaders of the US Senate Finance Committee, along with two senators who have made China's currency their rallying point on international trade, introduced their long-awaited currency legislation today.

June 13th, 2007

The PRC State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) recently released statistics that show little improvement in the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) in China.

June 13th, 2007

In the wake of international warnings regarding toothpaste and wheat gluten made in China, the PRC State Council last week publicized China's 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2006-10) for Food and Drug Safety. The FYP broadly aims to better monitor food and pharmaceutical safety and clamp down on the production and sale of counterfeit and inferior foods and drugs and other related illegal activities.

June 13th, 2007

The Standing Committee of the PRC National People's Congress will review a revised Lawyers Law this year. According to a draft released to the All-China Lawyers Association, the revised law is expected to clarify lawyers' rights and qualifications and provide more detailed rules on the operations of law firms.

June 6th, 2007

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) held its 34th Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, on June 5. Former Secretary of State and of the Treasury James A. Baker III was the keynote speaker at the meeting's luncheon; the meeting also featured speakers on China's economy, innovation policies, human resources trends, key operational issues, and bilateral trade politics.

June 6th, 2007

Each year, USCBC conducts a survey to track the top concerns of its membership regarding the China business environment. The results of this survey will prioritize the issues for USCBC's reporting, advisory, and advocacy work in the United States and China on behalf of its membership.

June 6th, 2007

The PRC government on Monday released China's first policy blueprint on climate change. The document discusses in general terms the broad array of policies that China will implement to mitigate and adapt to climate change, some of which may present opportunities for companies in the energy, building materials, transportation, and other sectors.

June 6th, 2007

The PRC State Council recently released China's 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP, 2006-10) for the Development of the Healthcare Sector.

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