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China caps carbon emissions and water, energy consumption

Premier Li Keqiang delivered China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on March 5 to the 12th National People’s Congress. The plan sets forth clear goals for overhauling or eliminating inefficient, outdated, or overcapacity industries and production facilities, increasing renewable energy production,...

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The Potential Fallout From Trump’s China Plan

Donald Trump claims that if elected president he will impose a 45 percent tariff on all imports from China. If Trump wins the presidential election, what would be the economic fallout of his plans? Would the negative impact be enough...

/ June 22, 2016
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Private sector economy

60 percent of China's GDP comes from private sector enterprises.

/ June 21, 2016
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Opening a Bank Account in China

As China’s banking system continues to liberalize, foreign investors have more flexibility over the management of funds. However, China’s banking system remains complex, and many restrictions apply to foreign investors. There are several options foreign investors need to consider when...

/ June 20, 2016
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Turning up the Heat: China’s High Temperature Allowance

By Jake Liddle Between the months of June and September, Shanghai companies with outdoor labor must take measures to maintain a workplace temperature of less than 33 degrees Celsius, 91 degrees Fahrenheit. Employers who fail to meet this minimum must...

/ June 17, 2016
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Q&A: Why are China’s CFOs so pessimistic?

As China settles into it's "new normal" of slower, but steady growth, Deloitte China surveyed Chinese CFOs about their expectations of the climate in China in the medium and long term. The survey showed that CFOs are less optimistic, wary...

/ June 15, 2016
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Renewables

China's solar energy capacity has grown by 500 percent since 2012.

/ June 14, 2016
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Data Dump: China’s Taxman Wants to Know More

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) recently requested that approximately 1,000 foreign and domestic companies provide a wide range of tax, financial, and accounting data, raising US-China Business Council (USCBC) member company concern about the intent and intrusiveness of the...

/ June 13, 2016
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China, U.S. Talk Norms in Cyberspace – What Do They Mean?

Experts from China and the United States recently met in Washington in the first formal sessions of the Senior Experts Group on International Norms and Related Issues and had ‘”positive, in-depth and constructive” discussions regarding state behavior in cyberspace, as...

/ June 10, 2016
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After Paris Climate Agreement, What’s Next?

When it comes to forging international agreements the U.S. and Europe are oceans apart from China and Russia in their politics. At the UN, when there is the need for unanimity on the Security Council for action China and Russia...

/ June 8, 2016