Category: Policy & Regulations

How to Reduce Hepatitis B in the Workplace

The success of GE China’s HBV vaccination program offers an example for companies considering similar programs by Stephen A. Maloy General Electric China Co., Ltd. (GE China) offered a voluntary, free hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination program to all employees...

/ July 1, 2009

A New Welcome for Venture Capital

China’s emphasis on indigenous innovation and several other developments have created a more welcoming environment for venture capital by Calvin Ding and Tony Zhang Structural defects in China’s economy, including overreliance on low value-added manufacturing and export-led growth, have led...

Understanding China’s Changing Civil Service

Companies can improve their government relations by learning more about China’s new civil servants by Kenneth Jarrett and Lie Huihan China’s steady march toward a more market-based economy has eliminated thousands of state-owned enterprises and reduced the government’s role in...

China’s Healthcare Reform

Reform plans promise significant change, but what does that mean for foreign healthcare players? by James A. C. Sinclair Whenever Wang Hui, a product manager in Shanghai, needs to consult a doctor, it means hours queuing for a few minutes...

/ July 1, 2009

The Role of Foreign Lawyers in CIETAC Arbitration Proceedings

When considering arbitration in China, it helps to know what foreign lawyers may and may not do under PRC law by Daniel Arthur Laprès There is general, though not unanimous, agreement that foreign lawyers may represent clients in proceedings before...

/ May 1, 2009

Electronic Waste Rules

China recently approved long-awaited electronic-waste rules, but a product catalogue is pending. The State Council in early March released long-awaited rules governing the recycling and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The new regulations, which take effect January...

/ May 1, 2009

Economic Recovery in the Works?

As the global economy contracted sharply in late 2008, the PRC government’s massive response helped China remain one of the few relatively bright spots in a bleak economic landscape. Boosted by the ¥4 trillion ($585 billion) stimulus package and other...

Unionization Drive Leaves Room for Compromise

China plans to unionize all foreign-invested enterprises by 2010, but companies can work with employees to achieve a relatively positive outcome by Andreas Lauffs and Jonathan Isaacs The All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) last June formally announced a new...

NPC and State Council Transparency Commitments: An Evaluation

The National People’s Congress (NPC) and State Council both announced initiatives in spring 2008 to increase transparency and public participation in the formulation of legislation and administrative measures. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has been tracking NPC and State Council...

/ January 1, 2009

China’s Changing Culture and Etiquette

Face, guanxi, and other cultural norms are changing in China, but acquiring a basic level of cultural competence is still important for doing business there. For neophytes beginning to approach China, the long list of cultural dos and don’ts understandably brings...

/ July 1, 2008