reform

Licensing Remains a Top Challenge for US Companies in China

Licensing Remains a Top Challenge for US Companies in China

Sixty-five percent of US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies experience challenges with licensing and approvals to operate in the China market, according to USCBC’s 2017 Member Survey. Licensing and approvals rose to the second-most prominent challenge for US companies in the China market, behind competition with Chinese companies.

Tags

Lower GDP Target, Same Reform Signals in Premier’s Work Report

Lower GDP Target, Same Reform Signals in Premier’s Work Report

China’s Premier Li Keqiang stated in his annual government work report that the country’s GDP growth target for 2017 would be “around 6.5 percent,” a decrease from last year’s “6.5 percent to 7 percent.” The report, traditionally delivered in the opening days of the National People’s Congress each spring, reviews progress of the previous year,

Tags

GDP

Expert panel outlines political risks in 2017 and how to mitigate them

Expert panel outlines political risks in 2017 and how to mitigate them

The Trump administration is expected to take a less patient and conciliatory approach to US-China trade relations than has been the norm in recent years; but with its own significant political transitio

Tags

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

Tags

SOEs Deliver Dismal Performance (Again), But Real Reform Remains Elusive

SOEs Deliver Dismal Performance (Again), But Real Reform Remains Elusive

Woeful performance data from China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) may be increasing calls for reform, but a recent policy package does not appear to address fundamental issues around governance and market orientation, despite the accompanying rhetoric.

Tags

SOE

Administrative Licensing Reform Fails to Address Foreign Concerns

Administrative Licensing Reform Fails to Address Foreign Concerns

American companies are seeing small benefits from China’s national administrative licensing reform agenda, but a number of obstacles continue to challenge companies in licensing and government approvals. Licensing ranked sixth in the list of challenges this year for US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies in China.

Tags

Subscribe to RSS - reform