Category: Policy & Regulations

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

China Issues New Rules Governing Representative Offices

The PRC government recently announced new rules and policy changes that affect the registration and operation of foreign representative (rep) offices in China. The new rules, issued jointly by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the Ministry...

/ March 1, 2010

China’s New Tort Law: Dawn of the Product Liability Era

China’s new Tort Law expands company liabilities and adds punitive damages for unsafe and defective products.by Peter Neumann and Calvin DingThe new PRC Tort Liability Law, which finally passed in December 2009 after four revisions, covers a range of topics...

The Art of Importing Chinese Objects

Recent legal measures make it more difficult to import Chinese cultural relics into the United States.by Nancy M. MurphyMany US residents who spend time in China acquire Chinese art, with some becoming serious collectors. A small but important segment of...

/ March 1, 2010

Drug Procurement Bidding

Drug companies must be able to navigate the procurement bidding process to successfully reach China’s market.by Chen Yang and Lei LiState-run, nonprofit healthcare institutions in China procure most of the drugs they use through a bidding process centralized at the...

/ January 1, 2010

Drugs for the Masses

China’s new drug lists and associated pricing rules aim to provide low-cost drugs to patients but raise questions about the impact on hospitals and drug manufacturers.by Gordon Schatz and Patrick NowlinAnyone who has visited the Dongyue Daoist Temple in Beijing...

Overview of China’s Product Safety Regime

by Barbara Li In the last few years, China has enacted important product safety laws and regulations. Companies doing business in—and with—China should acquaint themselves with these developments. Legislation China does not have a single, codified product safety law. Manufacturers...

/ January 1, 2010