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The China Business Review (CBR), published since 1974 by the US-China Business Council, and online since 1997, is the leading voice on commercial relations with China.

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/ July 1, 2012

Most US Companies Operating in China Without Chinese Website

About three years after opening its Shanghai office in 2008, US health and life insurance company Aetna translated its international business website into Chinese. The company serves 400,000 customers globally, and says the website is just one of its strategies...

/ July 1, 2012

Chinese Firms More Than Tripled Investment in Europe in 2011

In 2011, Chinese firms invested $10 billion in Europe, more than triple the $3 billion they invested in 2010, according to a recent report by economic research firm Rhodium Group. Chinese firms have now invested in more than 30 sectors...

/ July 1, 2012

Consumer Confidence Rises in Rural China

Despite slowing economic growth, Chinese consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2005. According to Nielsen’s Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions, China ranked the fourth most optimistic among the survey’s 56 country participants in the first...

/ July 1, 2012

Board Statement to Guide Talks with the US and PRC Governments

The US-China Business Council board came together earlier this year to outline its goals for the evolving US-China commercial relationship. In February, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) released its first ever board of directors statement of priorities outlining its to-do list for...

/ July 1, 2012

China’s Leadership Structure and Transition

by Kyle Sullivan With attention focused on China’s leadership transition due to an unusually large number of positions up for grabs and Bo Xilai’s dismissal from his communist party posts, the US-China Business Council recently released a report outlining China’s leadership...

/ July 1, 2012

Experts Offer Views On Slowing Economic Growth, Leadership Transition, and Campaign Politics

At the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 39th Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, a strong cast of speakers addressed key topics for member companies, including China’s economic slowdown, top operating challenges, the PRC leadership transition, and the US presidential election...

/ July 1, 2012

China’s Rising Costs

Companies that reevaluate their China-based manufacturing operations can remain competitive despite inflation. by Simon Zhang Executives across China have been quick to mention rapidly increasing labor costs in recent years as one of their top concerns for their China operations....

/ July 1, 2012

USCBC Board Elects Procter & Gamble CEO As Chair, Welcomes Incoming Directors

US-China Business Council (USCBC) members in June welcomed Robert A. McDonald, chairman, president, and CEO of the Procter & Gamble Co., as USCBC chair at a reception in Washington, DC. In addition to McDonald, USCBC President John Frisbie on June...

/ July 1, 2012

The United States and China in a G-Zero World

by Ian Bremmer Editor’s note: In his book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, Ian Bremmer argues that the world has entered a period of transition. The United States, Japan, and Europe no longer have the desire or...

/ July 1, 2012