Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

Understanding China’s Retail Market

China’s growing retail market offers a range of opportunities for foreign investors, but some sectors are easier to access than others.by Sheng LuChina has one of the most lucrative and rapidly growing retail markets in the world. Despite the global...

/ May 1, 2010

New Data Draw a Clearer Picture

New analyses of Chinese census data give businesses more information when choosing locations for their China operations.by Susan Haynie and Shuming BaoChina’s more than 1.3 billion people—nearly one-fifth of the world’s population—are a major source of potential new consumers for...

China Issues New Rules Governing Representative Offices

The PRC government recently announced new rules and policy changes that affect the registration and operation of foreign representative (rep) offices in China. The new rules, issued jointly by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the Ministry...

/ March 1, 2010

Creating an Innovative Talent Pool

Though China’s pool of scientific talent has expanded in recent years, the country must now focus on raising the pool’s quality and using it effectively.by Denis Fred Simon and Cong Cao Intense international competition and an increased emphasis on innovation...

/ November 2, 2009

Developing the Next Generation of Chinese Business Leaders

To ensure the long-term success of their business in China, companies must learn how to identify and develop high-potential individuals among local staff.by William C. ByhamMost multinational corporations (MNCs) do not have enough local leaders to manage their growing businesses...

/ November 1, 2009

Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism

Companies responding to USCBC’s 2009 membership survey remain optimistic about China despite the economic recession’s sting.by US-China Business Council staffEach year, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) surveys its members on their views of their priorities when doing business with China....

/ November 1, 2009

The Race for Regional Headquarters Takes Off

Foreign companies should compare local policy incentives to choose the best site for their regional headquarters in China.by James Yong Wang and Tony ZhangChina’s major cities have been competing to attract regional headquarters (RHQs) since the late 1990s. In 1999,...

/ November 1, 2009

China’s Emerging Role in Global Outsourcing

China’s outsourcing providers are improving their quality, setting the stage for the country to become a top world player.by Ning WrightChina has made major strides in laying the groundwork for a diverse and successful outsourcing industry in recent years. Central...

/ November 1, 2009

Fraud in Hard Times

Many of the measures a company should take to prevent fraud in tough times should already be in place. by Frank Hawke The incidence of fraud or, more broadly, noncompliance increases during times of economic stress for many reasons. Individuals...

/ September 1, 2009

How to Reduce Hepatitis B in the Workplace

The success of GE China’s HBV vaccination program offers an example for companies considering similar programs by Stephen A. Maloy General Electric China Co., Ltd. (GE China) offered a voluntary, free hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination program to all employees...

/ July 1, 2009