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Central Government Focusing on Debt, Systemic Risk Appears Manageable

China’s rising debt levels concern investors and banking authorities, but regulators are becoming increasingly active in passing policies aimed at controlling debt and managing risks to the economy. While some analysts are cautious about China’s rising debt, others remain optimistic about the government’s ability to manage the issue.

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Best Practices: Partnering with SOEs

What is the best way to enter into a partnership with a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE)? Foreign companies find many good reasons to seek an SOE investment partner, but may also find some unexpected challenges. Thinking through the possible obstacles and paying close attention to the advice and best practices shared by member companies of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) may help US companies navigate the investment process.

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M&A in China’s SOEs: Boosting Global Competitiveness

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The recent flurry of M&A activity in China reflects the not-so-invisible hand of China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), founded in 2003 to oversee the largest of the non-financial state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China. While SASAC controlled more than RMB 40 trillion in assets ($6.44 trillion) as of June 2015, the number of central SOEs in its portfolio has shrunk, from 196 in 2003 to 110 as of early August 2015.

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Party Leadership Corruption Crackdowns Intensify as SOE Reform Plans Remain Unreleased

A strong Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hand guiding state-owned enterprise (SOE) management was a central message emerging from recent meetings of the State Council Leading Group on Comprehensively Deepening Reform, China’s high-level interagency group charged with guiding China’s ongoing reform efforts.

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