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In meetings over the past week, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) met in Beijing and Shanghai with senior representatives...
Foreign holdings of bonds have increased in response to changes China has made to  improve the standards of its bond credit...
Recent reforms to the operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) removed some of the...
President Donald Trump has decided against using much-anticipated new measures to restrict Chinese access to US technology and...
Disappointing bilateral negotiations between the United States and China have added few new successes to lackluster investment...
USCBC’s comparative chart of China’s new and past foreign investment catalogues demonstrates that the new Catalogue Guiding...
China has announced further details about plans to gradually decrease government control over investment decisions. The...
China’s four free trade zones (FTZs)—the initial Shanghai FTZ and subsequent zones in Tianjin, Guangdong, and Fujian—offer...
China’s Draft Foreign Investment Law, which will restructure the foreign investment legal regime, leaves significant room for...
New openings for foreign investment and preferential taxes for goods sold through pilot e-commerce channels have raised...
China’s State Council has called for an important adjustment of the approval process for foreign and domestic investment...
The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) latest assessment of China’s economic reform efforts shows some acceleration in reform...
Beset by rising local debt—RMB 17.9 trillion ($2.9 trillion) as of June—Chinese policymakers have been struggling to rein in...
On January 13, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a circular notice completely removing...
China’s main regulatory document laying out sectors open to foreign investment—including sectors with specific ownership caps...
New amendments to China’s Budget Law now allow local governments to issue debt in domestic bond markets. Debt issuance is a...
A recently released revised list of foreign ownership restrictions in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) offers reductions that...
USCBC launched a new tool this week to evaluate China’s progress in implementing economic reforms that will impact member...
China’s economic ascent has turned the Ministry of Commerce’s (MOFCOM’s) Antimonopoly Bureau—China’s merger control authority—...
Foreign firms doing business in China could see some streamlining of investment approvals based on finalized National...
A new set of State Council measures released earlier this month lays out high-level goals and principles that provide an...
China’s top legislative body recently approved long-awaited amendments to the country’s Environmental Protection Law (EPL) that...
Although the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) administration announced its organizational structure soon after the...
Two key ministries responsible for China’s economic and industrial development have said they would advance policies to promote...
Chinese government agencies have recently taken steps to advance economic reform, from establishing a high-level leading group...
In a sign that China’s leaders are increasingly serious about economic reform, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the...
Companies investing in any market must deal with administrative licensing—or getting official government approval—for...
US-China Business Council (USCBC) research on administrative licensing, to be released in early 2014, found that the capital...
It is anyone’s guess as to when China’s yearlong freeze on initial public offerings (IPOs) will be lifted. First, it was...
Over the course of the past year more than 21 Chinese government agencies and ministries have released or have said they will...

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