Category: Policy & Regulations

What’s Next for Foundations in China?

Lack of transparency and the wait for new regulations have some companies looking for other options to broaden their social impact in China.by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, Henry Li, and Jack TseMany multinational corporations (MNCs) aim to develop a well-crafted...

Introducing the Foreign-Invested Partnership

There’s a new option for structuring foreign investment in China, and it may offer companies greater flexibility.by Paul McKenzie, Thomas Chou, Adam Kearney, and Charles CokerForeign investors have pursued establishing joint ventures (JVs) and, later, wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOEs), since...

China Tightens Restrictions on Foreign Representative Offices

New PRC rules for representative offices may lead companies to rethink their investment approach.by Carl Erik Heiberg and Vivian Zheng.China has recently taken measures to dispel some foreign-investor perceptions that it is discouraging foreign investment. For example, earlier this year...

Choosing a China Investment Vehicle

Foreign companies that want to expand their business in China have more investment options than ever before—though they still face PRC government restrictions.by Lester RossThe time when foreign investors were restricted to entering China through representative offices and joint ventures...

/ September 1, 2010

China’s Economy: After the Stimulus

Three economists discuss their outlooks for China’s economy.Despite the global economic downturn and uncertainty about the health of the global economy, China’s economy remained a relative bright spot in 2009. Though global trade contracted 12 percent—and Chinese exports slowed—China’s economy...

/ July 1, 2010

China’s Priorities for the Next Five Years

As the drafting process for China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan (12th FYP) for Economic and Social Development (2011-15) continues, a clearer picture of China’s economic, industry, and social objectives—and the policy guidelines that will be used to achieve these goals—has emerged....

/ July 1, 2010

The Value-Added Telecom Services Market Ripens

Foreign companies considering whether to invest in China’s rapidly growing telecom value-added services market must understand the regulatory environment.by Christine Kahler and Weizhen LiChina’s relatively young telecom industry has grown rapidly since 2001, fueled by rising incomes and cheaper technology....

Can China’s Government Procurement Market Be Cracked?

China’s preference for domestic products continues to worry foreign firms, but companies can take steps to improve their chances of succeeding in China’s government procurement market.by Jason Matechak and Brett GersonSince China first opened its gates to foreigners, US companies...

A Boost for Nuclear Power

China aims to expand its nuclear power industry to reduce air pollution and meet rising demand for electricity.by Ryan OngNuclear power accounts for a small but rapidly growing portion of China’s overall electricity mix and is an area that has...

/ May 1, 2010

China’s New Patent Regime

Changes to China’s patent regime provide greater clarity.by Douglas Clark, Geoffrey Lin, and Alex XiaDuring the past year, legislative and regulatory changes have clarified China’s patent regime and improved its transparency. The amended PRC Patent Law took effect October 1,...