Month: June 2016

TRADE FACTS: China’s Exchange Rate & US Trade Deficit

We often hear that China “manipulates its currency” and harms the US economy. Some say if we punish China as a manipulator or slap tariffs on Chinese goods it would reduce our trade deficit. In June, the IMF for the...

/ June 30, 2016

CBR Spotlight: June 2016

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/ June 30, 2016

Q&A: Why should you use renminbi?

US businesses can take advantage of China’s growth by using renminbi (RMB) and partnering with an international bank with RMB experience and capabilities. Debra Lodge, a Managing Director for HSBC Global Markets who is responsible for leading Renminbi Business Development...

/ June 30, 2016

Video: Andrew Mackenzie on the benefits of free trade

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie told Asia Society on June 20 that globalization and free trade help the future of the economic relationship between the United States and Asia. Mackenzie was joined in conversation by the journalist Richard Lui.

/ June 28, 2016

G20 Could Disrupt Yangtze River Delta Operations

As the Group of 20 (G20) Summit—the annual, large-scale global government conference—heads for Hangzhou, China in September, companies with operations in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region are planning for expected disruptions to production and logistics.

/ June 27, 2016

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 The plan sets forth clear goals for overhauling or eliminating inefficient, outdated, or overcapacity industries and production facilities, increasing renewable energy production,...

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

Private sector economy

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

/ June 21, 2016

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

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