Category: Politics

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.

China 2017: Year in Review

2017 was Xi Jinping’s year. At the end of his first term, he swept away any opposition from within the Communist Party of China and successfully sealed his legacy by enshrining his ‘Xi Jinping thought’ into party canon. He also...

/ February 21, 2018

China Eases Foreign Investment Restrictions in Free Trade Zones

China has relaxed restrictions on foreign investment in the country’s 11 free trade zones (FTZs), per a decision released by the State Council, China’s cabinet, on January 9.

/ February 14, 2018

Withholding Tax Deferral for Foreign Investment in China

On December 21, 2017, authorities clarified the criteria for withholding tax (WHT) deferral treatment on dividends for foreign investment in encouraged sectors in China. The Notice Regarding the Provisional Deferral Treatment for Withholding Tax on Distributed Profits used for Direct...

USCBC Gala 2017

USCBC Gala 2017 was held on Wednesday, December 6 at the Omni Shoreham Washington. More than 460 leaders from the business, government, diplomatic, and think tank communities were in attendance. China’s top envoy to Washington, DC, His Excellency Cui Tiankai,...

/ December 8, 2017