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Chinese commitments to boost transparency of technology and security policies and improve trade secret protection were key at...
For many global companies, having a China base means more than just paving the way for greater access to the China market. Over...
China’s four free trade zones (FTZs)—the initial Shanghai FTZ and subsequent zones in Tianjin, Guangdong, and Fujian—offer...
Concerns about China’s environmental degradation continue to grow, prompting both government and industry to reduce...
Last year, China’s 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) laid out a legislative agenda to address some of the most pressing...
Beset by rising local debt—RMB 17.9 trillion ($2.9 trillion) as of June—Chinese policymakers have been struggling to rein in...
With three more districts incorporated into the original Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) and three more free trade zones...
Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) at a top-level economic reform meeting this week and...
On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the State Council released a...
On September 25, China’s State Council released a comprehensive plan outlining regional economic cooperation in key areas like...
New amendments to China’s Budget Law now allow local governments to issue debt in domestic bond markets. Debt issuance is a...
China’s sweeping overhaul of its decades-old residency system has the potential to boost consumer spending, increase labor...
On July 25, the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee passed the 2014 China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone...
China has launched a series of national pilots that seek to make state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more answerable to market...
A recently released revised list of foreign ownership restrictions in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) offers reductions that...
As part of a trade promotion event in Shanghai, Hunan’s governor and party secretary met with US-China Business Council (USCBC...
The State Council recently released the official 2014 priorities for a key interagency group on intellectual property rights (...
Starting April 1, seven Chinese cities and provinces raised their monthly minimum wages by an average of 12.5 percent,...
In another signal of how the Chinese government will implement reform measures to reign in local government debt, cool...
The State Council’s July 3 approval of a pilot free trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai and its inclusion in the US-China Strategic...
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) led a delegation of member companies to the Central China Expo (CCE) in Zhengzhou, Henan...
Chinese government agencies have released key details about carbon trading pilot programs in seven municipalities and provinces...
In a bid to stave off slowing growth, provincial Chinese governments have announced plans to launch a new round of stimulus,...
The recent appointment of now former Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong as Beijing’s party secretary has renewed speculation about the...
China’s Ministry of Commerce convened the 7th annual China Central Expo in Changsha, Hunan on May 18-20. At the expo, Vice...
Continued expansion of US companies into China has boosted recognition of the importance of government relations at all levels...
Provincial governments across China are making modest progress toward breaking links between indigenous innovation and...
China launched two strategies to develop its central and western regions in the last decade. The PRC State Council launched the...
The State Council last week approved a proposal for restructuring the Shanghai municipal government. This restructuring...
China's efforts to recover from the May 12 earthquake encountered new challenges in the form of strong aftershocks and...

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