Category: Policy & Regulations

A Clear Opportunity

Air pollution continues to pose a major health threat in China. China’s recent Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Action Plan demonstrate the government’s resolve to significantly improve air quality. With appropriate planning, this large-scale deployment...

/ January 27, 2017

USCBC’s Forecast 2017

On January 25, 2017, the US-China Business Council hosted Forecast 2017, a half-day program featuring comprehensive projections for the Chinese business and political environment in the year ahead. This annual event joined leading China business analysts and policymakers to discuss...

/ January 26, 2017

Minimum Wage Rises in the Cities, Stalls in the Provinces

Minimum wages in China’s major cities rose in 2016, signaling the continued development of an emerging consumer class as much as increasing pressure on company labor costs. But the increases also point to an increasing divide, as wage growth stagnates...

/ January 25, 2017

Study: Understanding the US-China Trade Relationship

Today, trade with China supports roughly 2.6 million US jobs

/ January 20, 2017

Don’t Treat Compliance Like Your Mother

How China's new normal is requiring compliance to move deeper into company strategy and operations

/ January 16, 2017

Guide to China’s Insurtech Regulations

With interest and investment in insurtech on the rise, this guide provides insights around the complex insurtech regulatory landscape and innovation trends, particularly in big data, that are likely to directly affect and disrupt insurers.

/ January 6, 2017

New Horizons: Investing in China’s Civilian Airport Industry

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently issued guideline encouraging private investment into China’s civilian airports. Along with reducing the number of state-owned and state-holding airports, private investors now have full access to the construction and operation of civilian...

/ December 23, 2016

FDI in Green Buildings in China – a Solution for its Affordable Housing Problems?

In July, China’s State Council released data showing that the country is aiming to construct 3,500 new urban areas by 2030, with a collective capacity of 3.4 billion residents – roughly half of the world’s population. Although criticized as unrealistic,...

/ December 19, 2016

The Complexity of Transfer Pricing for Intercompany Services

Most Multinational Corporations (MNCs) charge intercompany service fees for services provided to other entities within the same company or business. In China,tax authorities regularly encounter inconsistencies in transfer pricing for intercompany services due to lack of access to necessary information...

/ December 14, 2016

Case Study: Exploring China’s New Capital Gain Tax Calculation

Hong Kong and China entered into a Double Taxation Arrangement (DTA) in 2006. The treaty’s purpose is to avoid double taxation, reduce tax evasion, improve ties between both jurisdictions by reinforcing their respective tax laws, encourage competition, and promote investment....

/ December 12, 2016