Month: June 2017

Asian Female Senior Execs in Multinational Firms Confined to Regional Roles

As the shortage in the Asian executive talent pipeline continues to pose a major business challenge for multinational companies, a majority of female Asian leaders at multinational corporations feel trapped in regional roles, according to a new study by Heidrick...

/ June 28, 2017

Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry

China’s taste for wine is growing rapidly. A number of opportunities are presented for both online and offline wine importers. The supply and demand side trends, as well as key considerations for the differing distribution channels and challenges in the...

/ June 21, 2017

Securing Employees’ Financial Futures

Asian economies are grappling with ageing populations, which place government finances under strain while putting pressure on individual savings as an additional source of income in retirement. The impact is felt more in developed countries, which are at a more...

/ June 14, 2017

Beijing to New York: A Building Challenge

The United States long ago ceded the title of world’s tallest building to Asia and the Middle East. Seven of the top 10 tallest completed buildings in the world are now in Asia, according to the Council on Tall Buildings...

/ June 12, 2017

Expecting in China: Employee Maternity Leave and Allowances

Maternity leave in China can vary widely by location, especially in terms of ‘late maternity leave’ as determined by the local government. It can also be complex for an employer to calculate how much maternity leave and allowance female employees...

/ June 9, 2017

Reception for new USCBC Board chair, Evan Greenberg, New Directors and Officers

On June 7, USCBC hosted a reception to welcome new board chair, Evan Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Chubb, as well as its new officers and directors.

/ June 8, 2017

USCBC 44th Annual Membership Meeting

On June 6, the US-China Business Council held it's 44th Annual Membership Meeting. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin provided the keynote address, and emphasized the Trump administration's goal of achieving a more balanced bilateral trade relationship. Professor Joseph Fewsmith of the...

/ June 7, 2017

Child’s Play: Opportunities in China’s Toy Industry

China’s toy industry posted strong growth in 2016, countering recent trends in China’s light industry sector. While China’s total exports dropped by 7.7 percent and imports by 5.5 percent in 2016, toy exports rose by 9.5 percent and imports by...

/ June 7, 2017

USTR Keeps China on Watch List for IP Issues

China’s intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement remains inadequate and foreign company market access barriers too strict, according to the Special 301 Report, keeping the United State’s second-largest trading partner on the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) priority watch list for...

/ June 5, 2017

From US-China trade to the Korean peninsula, 2017 could still get messy in Northeast Asia

Alarming predictions for the US relationships in Northeast Asia after the 2016 election of US President Donald Trump have faded, but the outlook for the region remains fraught with uncertainty.

/ June 2, 2017