All posts by Christina Nelson

Beyond Compliance

A new breed of managers take on environment, health, and safety issues in Chinese factories.by Matthew DeGrootFor decades, one of the biggest challenges facing companies that source products from China has been ensuring that their supply chains are clean, fair,...

/ April 1, 2012

Nine Rules for Logistics in China

A carefully selected logistics partner can help companies overcome their China supply chain challenges.by Rosemary CoatesLogistics is an essential component of a successful deal anywhere in the world, but especially in China where services offered may not be what they...

/ April 1, 2012

Understanding and Preparing for Chinese Trade Remedy Cases

by Will Turner Recent research from the US-China Business Council shows US exporters increasingly face the threat of sanctions resulting from anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations in China. Regardless of whether such sanctions are the result of legitimate...

/ April 1, 2012

China’s Environment Targets: Another Cost Increase on the Horizon

by Julie WaltonHow prepared is your company to pay taxes in China on the energy it uses and the pollution it creates? Despite the media discussion about rising costs in China—such as land, labor, capital, or raw materials costs—China-based executives...

/ April 1, 2012

China’s Melting Pot

by Joseph LukLast August, I joined an educational tour, the China Energy Trip, led by students from Jiaotong University in Xi’an, Shaanxi. The trip started in Shanghai, took us through Henan province, and ended in Xi’an. The group was a...

/ April 1, 2012

USCBC Hosts Luncheon Honoring PRC Vice President Xi Jinping

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) and the National Committee on US-China Relations co-hosted a luncheon on February 15 to honor PRC Vice President Xi Jinping. Vice President Xi addressed nearly 600 corporate and policy leaders and 200 members of the...

/ April 1, 2012

Tough Talk on the Campaign Trail

US presidential candidates have a history of saying one thing about China on the campaign trail only to change their tune when they reach the Oval Office.by Marc RossThe US-China commercial relationship has taken center stage early in the 2012...

/ April 1, 2012

Improving Local Government Affairs

To be successful in China, foreign companies must build strong, lasting relationships with not only the central government but with local governments as well.by Nancy Huang and Julie WaltonLocal PRC government offices exert a significant amount of influence on foreign...

/ April 1, 2012

Senior Care in China: Challenges and Opportunities

China’s changing demographics offer immense opportunities for foreign senior care providers, but a lack of clear government guidelines may hinder some investment plans.by Benjamin ShobertThe senior care market in China represents a great example of the peril and promise of...

/ April 1, 2012

China’s Green Building Future

Green building makes up a small proportion of China’s construction industry, but government targets may give sustainable building a boost over the next five years. by Christina NelsonAbout 60 kilometers outside Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, is a luxury...

/ April 1, 2012