Category: Politics

Officials Reverse Course on Cross-border Ecommerce

Providing a small amount of stability in a year of significant changes for cross-border ecommerce, the Chinese government recently halted a move to increase regulation — and costs — of foreign goods purchased online by consumers in China. Observers believe...

/ August 9, 2017

Hong Kong Announces Changes to Beneficial Ownership Regime

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB) recently issued a consultation document on amending the Companies Ordinance law. If the amendment proposal is approved, companies incorporated in Hong Kong will need to identify their beneficial owners and register with...

/ July 26, 2017

USCBC hosts Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) Luncheon

On July 18th, the US-China Business Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the China General Chamber of Commerce - USA hosted a reception and luncheon in honor of His Excellency Wang Yang, vice premier of the People's Republic of...

/ July 19, 2017

USCBC 2017 State Export Report

The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) annual report on state exports shows that China continues to be an important destination for American goods and a significant contributor to US economic growth. "Since 2005, USCBC data reveals that US exports to China...

/ July 12, 2017

Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry

China’s taste for wine is growing rapidly. A number of opportunities are presented for both online and offline wine importers. The supply and demand side trends, as well as key considerations for the differing distribution channels and challenges in the...

/ June 21, 2017

Securing Employees’ Financial Futures

Asian economies are grappling with ageing populations, which place government finances under strain while putting pressure on individual savings as an additional source of income in retirement. The impact is felt more in developed countries, which are at a more...

/ June 14, 2017

Expecting in China: Employee Maternity Leave and Allowances

Maternity leave in China can vary widely by location, especially in terms of ‘late maternity leave’ as determined by the local government. It can also be complex for an employer to calculate how much maternity leave and allowance female employees...

/ June 9, 2017

Child’s Play: Opportunities in China’s Toy Industry

China’s toy industry posted strong growth in 2016, countering recent trends in China’s light industry sector. While China’s total exports dropped by 7.7 percent and imports by 5.5 percent in 2016, toy exports rose by 9.5 percent and imports by...

/ June 7, 2017

From US-China trade to the Korean peninsula, 2017 could still get messy in Northeast Asia

Alarming predictions for the US relationships in Northeast Asia after the 2016 election of US President Donald Trump have faded, but the outlook for the region remains fraught with uncertainty.

/ June 2, 2017

Recent Developments in China’s International Trade Engagement

While the Trump administration’s trade and economic policies remain uncertain, China has doubled down on bilateral and multilateral negotiations and initiatives, with high-level rhetoric to match. Amid US reticence to bear the burden of global economic leadership, China’s active, outspoken...

/ May 30, 2017