Category: Politics

Standards in China: Behind the Headlines

China’s approach to standards and conformance can create significant challenges for US companies doing business in China.by Elise OwenA recent string of high-profile standards-related events in China has focused attention on the importance of standards to global trade—and on the...

/ January 1, 2010

A Fuller Picture

After spending the past eight years in the Washington, DC, office of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), I recently relocated to Shanghai to become the new chief representative of USCBC’s Shanghai office. Having worked with the US-based representatives of USCBC...

/ November 1, 2009

China Tweaks Foreign Investment Rules

Recent declines in foreign direct investment into China have prompted the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and other PRC agencies to announce new efforts that encourage private investment, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and loosen some foreign-investment restrictions....

/ 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

Opportunities in China’s Green-Tech Sector

Regulatory reform has paved the way for green-tech opportunities, but economics will determine what succeeds.by Edward BarlowThree decades of torrential economic growth have created significant opportunities for green technology in China. Green technology is a new and imprecisely defined term...

/ September 2, 2009

Rural China’s Nascent Land Market

China has strengthened farmers’ land-use rights, increasing land values—but a true market has yet to form. by Zhu Keliang and Jeffrey M. Riedinger China’s 750 million rural residents face a common problem: the value of their agricultural land is greatly...

China and India: Greater Economic Integration

Rapidly expanding trade and nascent foreign investment promise stronger economic links between the world’s two fastest-growing and most populous countries. by Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Economic ties between China and India will play a large role in one...

/ September 1, 2009

China’s Rising Interest in Latin America

Though China’s Latin America investment policy mainly targets raw materials, the country is broadening its approach to develop balanced bilateral relations. by Michael Diaz, Jr. and Robert Q. Lee In the last decade, China has successfully built strong commercial and...

First S&ED Concludes with Handshakes and a Roadmap

by John Frisbie and Erin Ennis The first meeting of the Obama administration’s Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) with China, held in Washington, DC, in late July, ended with a dinner co-hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) that was...

/ September 1, 2009