Navigating the Aftermath of the Jiangsu Chemical Plant Explosion, Four Months on

A March 2019 explosion at a chemical plant in China’s Jiangsu province has refocused public attention on environmental issues across the country. The latest in a series of incidents, the blast is now forcing China to carry out a difficult...

/ July 16, 2019

Open Government Developments in China: Implications for US Businesses

The People’s Republic of China continues to modernize the Chinese regulatory state through its open government project, even as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) asserts comprehensive leadership and tightens political and social controls under General Secretary Xi Jinping.

/ July 1, 2019

The Hidden Challenges of China’s Booming Medical AI Market

At an estimated market size of RMB 20 billion in 2018, China’s medical artificial intelligence (AI) market promises vast opportunities for US companies with innovative AI products and solutions. Yet, businesses that do not have the foresight and resources to...

/ June 24, 2019

The Brave New Business Models Making Waves in China’s Ecommerce Market

As new players explore the possibilities inherent in social media integrations, augmented reality, and real-time online purchases, expect more unique platforms to emerge and capture the eyes, ears, and wallets of young Chinese shoppers.

/ June 5, 2019

The New Rules of Tax Residency: A Potential Trap for Foreigners?

US and other foreign businesses now face higher income taxes in mainland China following new rules issued in March by China’s tax administration. The new law and implementing rules impose tax filing obligations on the worldwide income of foreigners (which...

/ May 15, 2019

$9 Billion and Counting

A $9 billion decline in goods exports to China in a year may seem like just a number, but that total is comprised of small companies across the United States struggling to make difficult decisions in the face of tariffs.

China Releases Green Industry Guidance Catalogue: Opportunities for US Business?

This article was originally published by the Paulson Institute. China released its new Green Industries Guidance Catalogue to help promote green development through clarifying the definition of “green industry” as well as harmonizing differing standards for sustainability. This new catalogue,...

/ April 26, 2019

Defining “Emerging Technologies”: Industry Weighs In on Potential New Export Controls

What exactly would qualify as “emerging technologies,” and how would the United States go about placing export controls on them? Feedback from industry and other stakeholders continues to inform this rulemaking process.

Belt and Road in 2019: Recalibration or Retrenchment?

Despite stressors, the most likely course for the Belt and Road this year seems to be one of recalibration. Economic growth in China is not the only engine driving expenditures on the Belt and Road; the program’s political support and...

/ April 1, 2019

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