Research Articles

China’s IP regulator has boosted efforts to provide a more immediate solution to malicious trademark application while more...
Two major developments have emerged in ecommerce in China over the past year: the Ecommerce Law, which took effect January 1 of...
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...
The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) kicks-off in Beijing on March 5. Convening just after trade negotiations were...
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...
Early enforcement is focused on business license verification, illegal reselling of cross-border goods, and tax evasion....
China will implement an intellectual property court of appeals on January 1. Decisions appealed to IP courts are currently...
Allianz, a German insurance company, received the approval from CBIRC to set up a wholly foreign-owned holding company. While...
Three Chinese regulators announced upcoming or recent cyber security inspections. The inspections that have already taken...
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) and several other trade associations submitted joint comments on provisions regarding...
USCBC’s 2018 Member Survey found that China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) protection environment remains generally...
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) may face mild competition from US and EU alternatives. While some have characterized BRI...
The increase of environmental enforcement actions following the implementation of China’s Environmental Protection Law in...
On September 7, the 13th National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), China’s constitutional authority, released its...
China’s regulators recently released the first drug traceability proposal since China suspended its previous system in 2016...
As summer draws to a close, I would like to highlight a few trends USCBC’s China offices are observing based on their...
Given the size and complexity of the Chinese ecommerce market, foreign companies often struggle to root out operations selling...
Senior Chinese leaders have repeatedly insisted China is improving market access and the investment environment, improving the...
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed China’s Ecommerce Law on August 31, creating a framework for...
US companies are looking at potential opportunities in China’s island province of Hainan—a historically tourism-driven economy...
As the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) spreads, having accounted for $250 billion in construction in about five years, it is...
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Market Regulatory Authority (MRA) recently issued a penalty decision against a foreign...
Made in China 2025 (MIC2025), a central government economic plan that supports the development of advanced technology...
On July 28, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) submitted comments to the National People’s Congress concerning the third...
US companies with an “in China, for China” strategy regularly work to improve responsiveness to consumer demands in an effort...
Government ministries have recently announced a series of regulations on blockchain technology, which allows for the creation...
Despite its widespread use in China, multinational companies struggle to integrate the popular Chinese messaging service WeChat...

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