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USCBC 2016 Membership Survey: The Business Environment in China

The US-China Business Council has released the key findings of its 2016 annual member survey. For the past 11 years, USCBC has polled its members on their business performance in China and their priority issues.     Key Findings Business...

/ August 29, 2016
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Cybersecurity best practices for the traveling executive: A Q&A with Crumpton Group’s Rick Doten

Rick Doten, Chief of Cyber and Information Security at the Crumpton Group, answers questions about cybersecurity best practices for executives traveling to China. Doten states that executives must be aware that all communications will be monitored when they are in...

/ August 29, 2016
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How do China’s Information Security Laws Affect You?

The China Certification of Information Security (CCIS) mark is required for all information security products used by the Chinese state agencies, and is voluntary for other information security products. China Compulsory Certification, or CCC, is required for many international products...

/ August 26, 2016
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Building a better government affairs function in China

New standards for the clinical and regulatory approval of foreign drugs and treatments in China’s pharmaceutical market are clouding revenue projections for multinational drugmakers, but they also represent an opportunity. A closer look at the regulatory challenges multinational pharmaceutical companies...

/ August 24, 2016
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NGO law alters course for foreign education

China’s recently released law regulating foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) raised fresh doubts about foreign investment into higher education. The law, which takes effect in January,regulates educational institutions with operations in China and affects the entry strategy of new investors.

/ August 22, 2016
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US-China Business Council 2016 State Export Report

The US-China Business Council has released their 2016 State Export Report. USCBC's State Export Report details a breakdown of each state's exports to China. For the first time, this year's report includes both goods and services export data. The national...

/ August 19, 2016
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Holding up Half the Sky? Assessing the Current State of Female Employment in China

Female employment in China used to be moving in a positive direction. In the late 1970s, almost 10 years after Chairman Mao famously remarked that “women hold up half the sky,” about 90 percent of working-age women in cities were...

/ August 19, 2016
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Leveraging IT to Facilitate Efficient Payroll Processing in China

Not so long ago, it was common for organizations in China to share input data for their monthly payroll with their payroll processing vendors through corporate email. It was also not unusual for those vendors to process their clients’ payroll...

/ August 17, 2016
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Who do China CEOs report to?

To operate at their best, global cross-border companies require clear and effective regional-reporting lines for senior leaders. This is particularly true for multinational companies (MNCs) operating in China given the country’s size and complexity as a market, as well as...

/ August 15, 2016
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Preventing a leadership crisis in Asia’s talent pipeline

Scarce—and in some cases, unprepared—management talent hampers some multinational companies’ growth ambitions in Asia. Therefore, it is vital for companies to develop a pipeline of prospective leaders. Failing to plan in advance could leave critical positions temporarily unfilled, something that...