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State Council Legislative Priorities Highlight Key Issues for 2018

State Council Legislative Priorities Highlight Key Issues for 2018

The General Office of the State Council’s legislative work plan for 2018 indicates that several policies affecting foreign companies may be revised this year, including foreign investment restrictions, ecommerce, tax, and environmental regulations.

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2018 National People’s Congress Update

2018 National People’s Congress Update

China’s National People’s Congress opened its 2018 session Monday and will run through March 20. The US-China Business Council’s initial reporting on Premier Li’s report on the economy can be found here.

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Leaders’ Meeting this Week to Discuss 2017 Economic Plans

Leaders’ Meeting this Week to Discuss 2017 Economic Plans

China’s top leaders are expected to prioritize supply-side structural reform, stabilizing economic growth, and improving people’s livelihood as they map out their 2017 economic and reform agenda during the annual Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC), which

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2016 S&ED: Critical Issues Raised in Lead-up to G20

2016 S&ED: Critical Issues Raised in Lead-up to G20

During the eighth Strategic & Economic Dialogue which concluded early this week in Beijing — the final round for the Obama administration, China said it would offer a revised Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negative list next week in Washington, DC, according to statements made by Vice Premier Wang Yang and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

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13th Five-Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

13th Five-Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

The PRC National People’s Congress concluded this month with the release of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development. Outlining economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020, the plan focuses on maintaining economic growth and social stability while continuing reform efforts.

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China 2016 Forecast: At the Intersection of Economics and Politics

China 2016 Forecast: At the Intersection of Economics and Politics

The year ahead will be a decisive one for China’s economy, as policymakers must decide between a long-term rebalancing strategy or measures that produce short-term economic gains, economist Dan Rosen said January 28 at the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) annual Forecast Conference.

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Shanghai Conference Explores Challenges, Opportunities of the New Normal

Shanghai Conference Explores Challenges, Opportunities of the New Normal

Despite new obstacles, growth in China remains robust, and US companies are dedicated to the China market—that was a clear message from the US-China Business Council (USCBC) 2015 China Operations Conference, held in Shanghai on October 22.

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