Category: Politics

Where is TPP heading?

Early in his presidency, Trump signed a presidential memorandum announcing America’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). But TPP survived the setback, and people are still referring to it as an embodiment of what is to come in global...

/ May 19, 2017

New Five-Year Plans Promote Energy Industry Reform

Facing ongoing pollution challenges and a push to diversify energy sources, China’s energy planners kicked off 2017 by announcing an array of 13th Five-Year Plans (13FYPs). Offering quantifiable short-term goals for limiting reliance on coal in favor of oil and...

China and the Developmental State Model

Is China a developmental state? China’s economic success—it is the world’s second-largest economy—did not simply happen. The state played a critical role in this rapid expansion, but many question the level to which this intervention was institutionalized. While China has...

/ May 12, 2017

Great Expectations

A global study by Brunswick Insight finds that the younger generations look at the world tomorrow, and businesses today, with optimism.

China’s Industry Plans Lay Groundwork for Cybersecurity Law Implementation

Regulators are actively setting the groundwork for implementation of China’s Cybersecurity Law, releasing a series of industry development plans that seek to bolster the enforcement of this sweeping legislation.

Making Sense of China’s 2017 Economic Growth Target

During the annual Two Sessions meetings last weekend, China’s political leaders announced their economic growth targets for 2017. Given the deliberately crafted nature of the Work Report, slight changes in the way the government presents issues can signal shifts in...

/ May 3, 2017

Top 3 Ways to Adapt Your Business to China Market

Many American companies have realized the potential of the $400 billion China market. While some have failed to expand their businesses into China, others have succeeded and reaped the significant rewards that China’s consumer base offers, which has grown to...

/ May 1, 2017

China Launches New Two-Invoice System in Pharma Distribution

China launched a two-invoice system for drug distribution on a trial basis to improve transparency in drug prices and eliminate excessive profit margins associated with multi-tier distribution models. This is the first time Chinese regulators have officially launched the two-invoice...

/ April 28, 2017

Roundtable Discussion with Matthew Pottinger, Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

On April 19, 2017 the US-China Business Council held a discussion with Matthew Pottinger, the Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. Pottinger provided his views on the meeting of Presidents Trump and Xi at Mar-a-Lago and...

/ April 21, 2017

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China

Industrial action in China entered uncharted territory last year. Labor unrest was previously confined for the most part to the manufacturing and construction sectors – the traditional linchpins of China’s growth. In 2016, however, it spread into the retail and...

/ April 21, 2017