With economic growth moderating, the Chinese government appears to be looking to infrastructure projects to boost growth. Recent government statements on the importance of a "pro-active" fiscal policy suggest that infrastructure spending will be one of the economic tools to help meet China’s seven percent growth target for 2015.
Instill fear, strengthen the regulatory framework, and change the political culture—these are the three stages to fighting official corruption, according to Wang Qishan, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, China’s corruption watchdog. After a three-year crackdown and widespread investigations and prosecutions, the Chinese government has in recent months tightened the regulatory screws to deter official corruption.
Intellectual property has received high-level attention from the Chinese government in recent weeks, with government agencies actively touting progress on intellectual property (IP) issues, particularly increased enforcement activity and a growth in registered patents, trademarks, and copyrights through the first half of 2014. China has also actively engaged foreign partners on IP, sending two delegations to the United States for negotiations and training, which included several industry programs hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC).