US DOJ revises corporate policy to encourage controls around Wechat, WhatsApp

US Department of Justice revises FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy to encourage adoption of guidance and controls around WeChat, WhatsApp and other messaging services This article first appeared as a Baker McKenzie Client Alert. Amendments to FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy On March 12, 2019, the...

/ March 14, 2019

Will China fold on structural issues? An algorithm says not any time soon.

Want to predict China’s policy changes? A new machine learning algorithm, called the Policy Change Index (PCI) for China, looks at the state-run paper People's Daily and is a leading indicator of China’s policy shifts from 1951 to the most...

The Handshake that Changed the World

Forty-seven years ago today, Nixon grasped the hand of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, an image that represented a sea change in foreign relations for the two countries. Lesser known, however, is the story of how those images were captured and...

/ February 21, 2019
President Carter and Vice Premier Deng at the Performance of American Arts

January 29, 1979 Performance of American Arts for Deng Xiaoping

In January 1979, Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping visited the United States, where the US-China Business Council arranged a performance of a range of American acts, including the iconic John Denver. Read more about the event and see the original...

/ January 28, 2019

How China is Forging a New Global Clean Energy Landscape

Yes—the world’s largest carbon emitter is simultaneously leading the globe in renewable energy production.

/ January 18, 2019

The Digital Revolution in Medtech: Opportunities in Asia

Digital technology is revolutionizing the healthcare sector. The global digital health market was valued at approximately $122.66 billion in 2017. Investment in digital health startups reached $11.78 billion globally in 2017 alone, with 852 deals in total. Healthcare companies around...

/ December 11, 2018
Alan Ai, WeWork's General Manager for Greater China

An Interview with Alan Ai, WeWork’s General Manager for Greater China

WeWork's Alan Ai speaks with CBR about how to thrive in the China market, partnering with local providers, and the importance of localization.

/ November 28, 2018

Ghosts of Fukushima: The Evolution and Future of China’s Nuclear Power

The Fukushima Daiichi accident shaped not only Japanese but also Chinese public opinion, and dramatically altered Beijing’s plans for the expansion of its own nuclear energy program. Seven years later, however, China may be returning to ambitious plans for its...

/ October 23, 2018

Defending China’s Data

Awareness among Chinese netizens of the dangers and consequences of exposing too much information online is growing alongside a rough framework of data privacy protection laws and standards that still need work.

/ October 2, 2018

Austin and the Midnight Pitch: Building Export Business with China

The city of Austin, Texas has developed a partnership with Chinese internet giant Alibaba to boost exports of US-produced goods to Chinese consumers.

/ September 11, 2018