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There is much speculation in the United States about the direction of policy and US-China relations under President Xi Jinping...
On April 8, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), in consultation with the Ministry of Commerce, released the...
A year after the amended Consumer Protection Law (CPL) was implemented, consumer complaints in China increased by 14.3 percent...
China’s leading legislative body will convene March 3, with economic themes expected to be prominent on the agenda. Following...
With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected...
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will launch 20 workshops with Chinese agencies over the next two years to engage...
Chinese regulators unveiled in October more detailed plans for transforming the country into an advanced manufacturing...
China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an initiative to support regional infrastructure development, officially...
Squeezed by an economic downturn and the tepid pace of economic reforms, domestic Chinese companies share the concerns of US...
When President Xi Jinping suggested in November a shift to “supply-side economic growth,” he set in motion a flurry of domestic...
As of January 1, married couples in China can have two children, marking the official end to the 35-year, one-child policy. The...
Following 10 months of silence, the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee in December passed China’s first...
Woeful performance data from China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) may be increasing calls for reform, but a recent policy...
At the Chinese government’s last major meeting of the year, leaders committed to structural reforms and policies to stabilize a...
Over the past month, leaders from across the globe have met in a series of forums to discuss global trade, investment, and...
China’s 12th Five-Year Plan ends along with 2015, and it is important to reflect on what was and was not accomplished as China...
American companies are seeing small benefits from China’s national administrative licensing reform agenda, but a number of...
At the first meeting of a new, high-level dialogue on cybercrime, the United States and China agreed on guidelines for...
Chinese commitments to boost transparency of technology and security policies and improve trade secret protection were key at...
China has announced further details about plans to gradually decrease government control over investment decisions. The...
This issue marks the first of a regular series of US-China Business Council (USCBC) reports analyzing key discussions and...
Government-mandated price controls, once a hallmark of China’s socialist economy, may soon be abolished for all but a small...
For many global companies, having a China base means more than just paving the way for greater access to the China market. Over...
Despite new obstacles, growth in China remains robust, and US companies are dedicated to the China market—that was a clear...
On October 9, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) released the “Draft Provisions for Supervising Insurance...
China’s 13th Five Year Plan (FYP), covering 2016-2020, will be submitted for review in late October at the next meeting for the...
China’s four free trade zones (FTZs)—the initial Shanghai FTZ and subsequent zones in Tianjin, Guangdong, and Fujian—offer...
The State Council’s long-awaited framework for reforming China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) marks limited progress on areas...
As US and Chinese officials prepare for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s late September visit to the United States and bilateral...
China’s President Xi Jinping is slated to make his first formal state visit to the United States the week of September 21,...

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