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Processing times in Shanghai have increased to over two months for US business visa applications, according to data provided by...
China’s State Council announced that it will be reducing the tax rate on a variety of daily consumer goods, including books,...
Late last month, an explosion at a chemical plant in Jiangsu killed 78 people. Structural issues such as incentives of local...
A new financial policy called “financial supply-side structural reform” could lead to more funds being funneled into the...
Across meetings, officials committed to finalizing a bilateral agreement, but concerns about a unilateral enforcement mechanism...
Two major developments have emerged in ecommerce in China over the past year: the Ecommerce Law, which took effect January 1 of...
Recent developments, such as the incorporation of the State Council Legislative Affairs Office into the Ministry of Justice,...
Despite the March 2018 government restructuring, many reforms continue to be carried out. China’s annual work plan for 2019 is...
China expedited approval of a new Foreign Investment Law. VAT taxes will be reduced in manufacturing, construction, and...
China’s National People’s Congress today finalized and passed its new Foreign Investment Law (FIL) (unofficial English...
US-China Business Council (USCBC) sources indicated this week that China’s draft Foreign Investment Law (FIL) continues to be...
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is tracking developments at the ongoing National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s highest...
The victory could improve US farmers’ ability to compete in the Chinese market, but prospects for China’s implementation of...
At the end of 2018, China implemented a new nationwide negative list to govern market access for all market entities, both...
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) in January and February collected provincial government engagement priorities from the...
In a report at the opening ceremony of China’s annual National People’s Congress (NPC) Tuesday, Premier Li Keqiang announced...
Trump announced Sunday that he will extend the March 1 deadline to allow more time for negotiations as talks have made “...
The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) kicks-off in Beijing on March 5. Convening just after trade negotiations were...
In meetings over the past week, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) met in Beijing and Shanghai with senior representatives...
The regulations aim to limit growth of traditional automobile production, encourage NEV production from strong and competitive...
Some of China’s top officials have started to endorse “competitive neutrality,” a principle under which enterprises of all...
Despite moderating GDP growth, the Chinese economy expanded 6.6 percent in 2018, exceeding the official growth target of 6.5...
The US-China Business Council held its 38th annual Forecast conference in Washington, DC, on January 31. The program featured...
Trade talks to date have touched on a wide range of issues, but have not narrowed differences on structural issues like IP...
Further information on the Ministry of Public Security’s 2018 Personal Information Standard may provide clarity for companies...
Draft amendments make some progress in strengthening China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) system, including by...
Most of the changes are consistent with central government reforms of 2018, such as the restructuring of agencies in market...
China has loosened market access restrictions over the past couple of years in several industries including financial services...
Early enforcement is focused on business license verification, illegal reselling of cross-border goods, and tax evasion....
Throughout 2018, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) tracked the progress of China’s government restructuring, and has...

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