Category: Policy & Regulations

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,...

Coming to Terms with Industrial Policy

In a recent conversation with some US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies in Shanghai, the question arose of how to identify and capitalize on business opportunities in China while meeting the challenges of serving the China market, which is so...

/ May 1, 2010

China’s Merger Review System Evolves

PRC antitrust authorities have expanded their focus from domestic operational issues to the offshore transactions of foreign companies.by Julia KongSince China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect August 1, 2008, the PRC government has increasingly asserted its authority to stop abusive...

/ May 1, 2010

Transferring Technology to Transform China—Is It Worth It?

Business opportunities and PRC government programs encourage foreign companies to transfer technology to China, but doing so may pose significant long-term risks.by Kenneth Jarrett and Amy WendholtTechnology transfer has been a focus of China’s growth plans for decades. This focus...

Is the Business Community Souring on China?

by John FrisbieWe have been hearing a lot lately in Washington about how the business community is “souring on China.” A closer look suggests that this characterization is exaggerated and needs a little context. By and large, companies are increasing...

/ March 1, 2010