All posts by Christina Nelson

Chinese Investment in Clean Energy

Chinese investment in clean energy in the United States is still small, but its growth may offer benefits for American businesses and US-China relations.by Linden J. Ellis, Devin Kleinfield-Hayes, and Jennifer L. TurnerThe seven bilateral clean energy agreements signed by...

/ April 1, 2012

Revised Catalogue Brings Few Changes to China’s Foreign Investment Regime

by Kyle Sullivan, Joie Ma, and Caitlin ClarkForeign companies will not see significant market access openings as a result of China’s draft of the revised Catalogue Guiding Foreign Investment in Industry, updated from the 2007 version and released for comment...

/ July 1, 2011

Ping Pong Diplomacy Lives On

by Paula M. MillerThis year marks the fortieth anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy (PPD)—a sports and cultural exchange launched when a small group of US table tennis players, on invitation from Beijing, visited China after the 1971 World Table Tennis...

/ July 1, 2011

When the World’s Factory Hikes Prices

by Julie Walton US-based executives have been streaming into Shanghai for global strategy meetings this year. Because China is increasingly the market in which US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies see significant growth—more than 90 percent of membership survey respondents...

/ July 1, 2011

Transparency in China: A Work in Progress

The PRC government has made strides to boost regulatory transparency, but progress remains inconsistent.by Francesca BaruffiRegulatory transparency consistently ranks as one of the top concerns of US companies in China, according to annual US-China Business Council (USCBC) membership surveys. Because...

/ July 1, 2011

US Exports to China Rebound in 2010

Nearly all US states posted triple-digit export growth to China in 2010, and exports performed well in the first quarter of 2011.by US-China Business Council staffOverall US exports to China rose rapidly in 2010, increasing 32 percent over 2009, when...

/ July 1, 2011

Rules Further Tighten Regulation of Foreign Representative Offices

Foreign companies must adapt to a stricter regulatory environment when planning to expand in China through representative offices.by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, and Huiyuan LiRepresentative (rep) offices are one of the most popular and cost-efficient vehicles for foreign investors to...

/ July 1, 2011

Improve Web Performance behind China’s Great Firewall

Companies can take simple steps to navigate China’s Internet regulatory process and boost their applications’ speed.by Jeff KimChina’s fast-developing Internet economy and expanding workforce of highly skilled professionals have made foreign businesses eager to deliver Internet-based content and applications to...

/ July 1, 2011

Chocolate Fortunes

Lessons learned by leading chocolate companies can help firms succeed in the China market.by Lawrence L. AllenChina’s transformation from an isolated economy to a global economic powerhouse has turned hundreds of millions of its 1.3 billion people into eager consumers...

/ July 1, 2011

Opportunities in China’s Alcoholic Beverage Market

Led by an expanding base of female and health-conscious consumers, China’s wine market is taking off.by Saritha PingaliChina’s unprecedented economic growth has led to increased disposable income, which has caused a rise in consumption and changes in eating and drinking...

/ July 1, 2011