Category: Politics

Ghosts of Fukushima: The Evolution and Future of China’s Nuclear Power

The Fukushima Daiichi accident shaped not only Japanese but also Chinese public opinion, and dramatically altered Beijing’s plans for the expansion of its own nuclear energy program. Seven years later, however, China may be returning to ambitious plans for its...

/ October 23, 2018

Austin and the Midnight Pitch: Building Export Business with China

The city of Austin, Texas has developed a partnership with Chinese internet giant Alibaba to boost exports of US-produced goods to Chinese consumers.

/ September 11, 2018

Belt and Road: The Final Frontier

Chinese companies are expanding into space: China has bolstered its BeiDou satellite network to assist the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative.

/ August 10, 2018

Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to China’s Government Inspections

By Alexander Chipman Koty On July 6, China announced a campaign to inspect local governments and departments, signaling the central government’s resolve to implement core policies. The announcement, detailed in the State Council’s Circular about the Launch of Inspection Program for Departments and...

/ July 26, 2018

The Trade War Is On Hold – But the Politicized Trade and Investment Climate Is Here to Stay

Although deals are being hammered out between the United States and China to help avert a trade war, even a best case scenario still entails the corrosion of trust in the trade partnership between the world's largest economies.

/ June 7, 2018

Fact Sheet: Communist Party Groups in Foreign Companies in China

The Chinese government is pushing foreign companies to include party organizations among their employees. Where do these companies stand if they don't want to acquiesce to their demands?

/ May 31, 2018

A Short History of Trade Wars

Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been high lately. With the potential of a trade war looming, Sarah Pavlak takes a historical view of how these commercial spats usually pan out.

/ May 24, 2018

US and China Fire Shots in Mounting Trade Dispute

The United States and China have both fired warning shots on the growing field of bilateral trade disputes, though the most significant battle is likely still weeks away. While both sides have announced proposed tariffs on $50 billion in imports...

/ April 11, 2018

China Announces Sweeping Overhaul of Government Institutions

The government overhaul is China’s most significant institutional reform in years, with various entities either newly created, merged, restructured, or dissolved.

Will ISO Standards Transform Compliance in China?

As China pushes forward with its national anti-corruption campaign, companies are considering standards released by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to improve anti-bribery and corporate compliance programs.