Understanding Trends of Cross-border Data Flows: Implications for Foreign Businesses
China has released a wide range of policies to outline next steps for businesses to transfer their data across borders. USCBC has published an analysis on the final Outbound Data Transfer Security Assessment Measures and has been calling for comment on the draft Provisions on the Standard Contract for Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information over the past weeks.
USCBC Discussion on Global Attitudes Toward China with Pew Researcher Laura Silver and CSIS Senior Adviser Scott Kennedy
Negative views of China have reached historic highs in over a dozen countries, according to a recently-published Pew Research Center report. Unfavorable opinions of China are largely tied to concerns about China’s human rights policies.
Navigating Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Implementation & China’s Response
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevent Act went into force on June 21 just six short months after it was passed. The law itself is broad and limited prior guidance to industry has created significant uncertainty around the focus of enforcement and level of risk companies face. At the same time, China has legal tools like the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law that create additional risks for companies.
China's Industrial Policy Spending: A Conversation with CSIS Experts
One of the most contentious aspects of China’s economy is its increasing reliance on industrial policy. China’s industrial policy is heavily scrutinized by its trading partners, and it is a primary element of the United States’ justification for tougher trade policies.
Decarbonization in China: Opportunities, Challenges, & the Launch of the USCBC Decarbonization Working Group
The 14th Five-Year Period is a critical period for China to achieve its carbon peaking and energy security objectives. This year, China has rolled out a slew of policies that undergird its “1+N” policy framework including the 14th Five-Year Plan on Modern Energy System Planning, the Mid- to Long-Term Development Plan for Hydrogen Energy 2021-2035, and the 14th Five-Year Plan on Renewable Energy Development. Against this backdrop, US companies in China view decarbonization as a top priority issue in their long-term business strategies.
Scenario Planning: Preparing for a Possible Storm
As the potential for more friction in US-China trade relations are likely to continue due to actions taken by Beijing and Washington, it will be essential for companies to begin “scenario planning” to understand how operations, supply chains, IP, personnel and market share may be impacted if bilateral relations continue to deteriorate.
Martin+Crumpton Group briefed us on the following topics:
Making Sense of China's Tech Crackdown
As China faces an economic slowdown due to COVID-19, the Chinese government has indicated it would ease its crackdown on the tech industry—a crackdown which included the cancelation of DiDi’s IPO over cyber and data security concerns, as well as massive fines on Alibaba and Meituan for anti-monopoly violations. Despite recent statements indicating the easing of the tech crackdown, other rhetoric from the government has underscored the importance of common prosperity and the need to regulate capital.
USCBC at a Glance: Townhall Meeting with Members
USCBC leadership hosted brief presentations on the state of the organization and our recent activities in the United States and in China. This was followed by a townhall Q&A with members.
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CMI Live: Member Update Call
USCBC held a China Market Intelligence Live conference call on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 pm ET (US) / Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30 am for those based in China. Senior USCBC gave updates on the bilateral trade relationship.
How American Companies are Approaching China's Data, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Regime
On Thursday, May 26, the US-China Business Council’s Beijing office hosted the latest webinar in the Data Governance Series, entitled “How American Companies are Approaching China's Data, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Regime.” Moderated by Matt Margulies, Senior Vice President of China operations, the event featured insights from Graham Webster, research scholar and editor in chief of the DigiChina Project at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and a China digital economy fellow at New America, and Hannah Feldshuh, Business Advisory Services Manager specializing in cyber and data issue