Washington Roundtable Discussion with Jiangsu IP Delegation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and US-China Business Council hosted a roundtable discussion on innovation and intellectual property issues with a visiting delegation of officials from Jiangsu Province led by Zhi Suping, deputy director, Jiangsu Provincial Intellectual Property Office.
Washington Roundtable: Outlook on China’s Economy and Prospects for Reform
As China’s economy has continued to moderate in 2013, discussions continue about the pace and scope of economic reforms. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) hosted a discussion with Standard and Poor’s Paul Gruenwald, managing director and chief economist for Asia-Pacific, and Ritesh Maheshwari, managing director and lead analytical manager for Financial Services Ratings, who shared their perspectives on the economic trends, political dynamics, and regulatory considerations that affect US companies operating in China and abroad.
Washington Roundtable: Compliance Issues in China
Ensuring adherence to corporate ethics and compliance policies remains a concern for many US companies doing business in China. A USCBC member survey on compliance best practices found that 60 percent of interviewed companies were concerned about competing with companies not following the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Washington Program: 100,000 Strong and Beyond: Update on US-China People-to-People Efforts
During the Obama Administration’s first term, the United States and China undertook a renewed focus on “people-to-people” exchanges – increased personal contacts between American and Chinese citizens that Presidents Obama and Xi have touted as ways to build bridges between the two countries, separate from the politics of the relationship.
Washington Debrief on the JCCT Mid-year Review with Commerce and USTR Officials
The US-China Business Council, Coalition of Services Industries, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a JCCT mid-year review debrief featuring Craig Allen, deputy assistant secretary for Asia, US Department of Commerce, and Claire Reade, assistant US trade representative for China Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative. The speakers presented an overview of the Joint Commission on Commerce & Trade (JCCT) mid-year review discussions in Beijing and of priorities leading up to the JCCT plenum.
New York Briefing and Roundtable Discussion on China’s Economic and Business Landscape
China has become a critical component to any successful global business strategy. Foreign firms are increasing their investment in strategic industries, research and development and selling directly to the China market. Many US companies are capitalizing on China’s changing growth story, and many have seen rapid growth in their China investment and sales.
Washington Joint Reception for Minister Counselor Zhang Shaogang and Minister Counselor-Designate Tian Deyou
The US-China Business Council hosted an evening reception in honor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China's Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs Zhang Shaogang as he prepared to return to China and Minister Counselor-Designate Tian De
Washington Roundtable on US-China IPR Discussions
The US-China Business Council and U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a briefing and roundtable with senior US government officials on their upcoming US-China bilateral intellectual property rights discussions. The program featured Mark Cohen, senior advisor to the under secretary and director, US Patent and Trademark Office; Holly Smith, director for Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the US Trade Representative; and other US government representatives.
USCBC Delegation to Changsha, Hunan Province
US-China Business Council (USCBC) Vice President for China Operations Piper Stover led a delegation of member companies to Changsha, Hunan Province on September 13, 2013. This US-China Investment Program ws organized in conjunction with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and brought together a diverse group of stakeholders from central and local governments, as well as Chinese companies interested in both inbound and outbound investment with the United States.
Washington Roundtable: Patent Registration, Enforcement, and Innovation in China
Innovation and intellectual property rights continue to rank among the top issues US companies face in China, and both topics are increasingly prominent on the bilateral agenda. Patents are a critical piece of these discussions, given China’s push to increase the quantity and quality of IP registered in China as well as its evolving legal environment for patent registration and enforcement.