All posts by Ben Baden

China’s Role in the WTO

On the 10th anniversary of China’s World Trade Organization entry, WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy highlights the significance of the country’s membership. Established in 1995, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization that manages trade rules between...

/ October 1, 2011

Ten Years of WTO Membership

Gains for China and the US, but More Must Be Doneby John FrisbieThis column is adapted from a speech US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie delivered at a panel with PRC Minister of Commerce Chen Deming and Ambassador to...

/ October 1, 2011

Life in the Big City

“China Business Lifestyles” is a CBR department in which foreign business professionals write about their daily experiences living in specific Chinese cities. For information about possible submissions, e-mail [email protected] Often considered the most exciting and cosmopolitan city in China, Shanghai...

/ October 1, 2011

Vice Presidents Biden, Xi Attend Roundtable Co-Hosted by USCBC

US and PRC Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping met with senior business leaders from both countries at a roundtable co-hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC), the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the American...

/ October 1, 2011

US Companies in China Feel the Heat from Anticorruption Push

by Kyle SullivanUS and PRC government officials have been paying closer attention to US companies’ business activities in China, as regulators in both countries have stepped up anticorruption measures in recent years. Officials from the US departments of Justice and...

/ October 1, 2011

Domestic Innovation and Government Procurement Policies

New developments indicate China is moving to delink its innovation and government procurement policies.by US-China Business Council StaffIndigenous innovation, a policy concept that the PRC government developed to boost the creation and commercialization of home-grown ideas and technology, is an...

/ October 1, 2011

Going West: A Progress Report

by Catherine Gelb and Dennis Chen For the last four years, the PRC government has been touting its Great Western Development Strategy (GWDS), an effort to improve the living standards of the 367 million Chinese, more than one-quarter of China’s...