China Market Intelligence

January 10th, 2007

China's trade in electronic and machinery products accounted for more than half of China's total trade from January to November 2006, according to a MOFCOM report. Exports of standard electronic and machinery products increased, while processing trade exports slowed during that period.

January 4th, 2007

The Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC) met December 24-29, 2006 to review key legislation.

January 4th, 2007

After receiving an unprecedented 190,000 comment submissions--including one from the US-China Business Council (USCBC)--for the draft Labor Contract Law during the public comment period in March 2006, the Standing Committee of the 10th NPC reviewed a revised draft of the law in its December session.

January 4th, 2007

The PRC National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently issued a notice on restructuring China's domestic auto industry to control overinvestment in the sector.

January 4th, 2007

In early November 2006, one of China's most influential and intrepid unofficial newspapers, Southern Weekend (Nanfang Zhoumo), published a list that ranked Fortune 500 companies by their "impact" in China. The ranking considered each company's overall influence in China, social responsibility, and regional contributions, among other factors.

January 4th, 2007
Chinese court upholds Pfizer's patent

The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court last week ruled that US-based Pfizer, Inc.'s patent on Viagra, the male impotence drug, is valid and ordered two Chinese companies to stop producing counterfeit pills.

January 4th, 2007

The PRC State Council recently announced the 2007 PRC holidays. In addition to the New Year Holiday, which ran January 1-3, other holidays for 2007 are as follows:

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