Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

Disability Employment Security Changes Could Be Costly

Companies operating in some of China’s major cities are facing significant cost increases following a change to employment social security fund payment calculations. Although announced by the central government, provincial governments are implementing the new calculation in different ways—if at...

/ February 1, 2017

Chinese Companies Encouraged to Purchase Foreign Products

The newly released Catalog of Encouraged Imported Technology and Products identifies key technologies and products that Chinese companies are encouraged to buy from abroad, potentially positive news for US companies looking to expand sales in China.

/ January 30, 2017

USCBC’s Forecast 2017

On January 25, 2017, the US-China Business Council hosted Forecast 2017, a half-day program featuring comprehensive projections for the Chinese business and political environment in the year ahead. This annual event joined leading China business analysts and policymakers to discuss...

/ January 26, 2017

Minimum Wage Rises in the Cities, Stalls in the Provinces

Minimum wages in China’s major cities rose in 2016, signaling the continued development of an emerging consumer class as much as increasing pressure on company labor costs. But the increases also point to an increasing divide, as wage growth stagnates...

/ January 25, 2017

Ghosts in the Machine

Artificial Intelligence, Risks, and Regulation in the Financial Market

/ January 23, 2017

Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in US Real Estate

Chinese direct investment in US real estate,negligible until 2010, has grown dramatically and visibly. In 2015, China ranked third in US commercial real estate acquisition volume, trailing only Canada and Singapore, and tied with Norway.

/ January 11, 2017

Guide to China’s Insurtech Regulations

With interest and investment in insurtech on the rise, this guide provides insights around the complex insurtech regulatory landscape and innovation trends, particularly in big data, that are likely to directly affect and disrupt insurers.

/ January 6, 2017

5 Steps to be an Effective Leader

In a world where capital is effectively priced at zero, as much as 30 percent of bottom line performance stems from the leadership’s ability to harness and implement ideas better than its competitors. Yet most companies say their leaders reliably...

/ January 4, 2017

New Horizons: Investing in China’s Civilian Airport Industry

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently issued guideline encouraging private investment into China’s civilian airports. Along with reducing the number of state-owned and state-holding airports, private investors now have full access to the construction and operation of civilian...

/ December 23, 2016

The Complexity of Transfer Pricing for Intercompany Services

Most Multinational Corporations (MNCs) charge intercompany service fees for services provided to other entities within the same company or business. In China,tax authorities regularly encounter inconsistencies in transfer pricing for intercompany services due to lack of access to necessary information...

/ December 14, 2016