Category: Trade

Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry

China’s taste for wine is growing rapidly. A number of opportunities are presented for both online and offline wine importers. The supply and demand side trends, as well as key considerations for the differing distribution channels and challenges in the...

/ June 21, 2017

Child’s Play: Opportunities in China’s Toy Industry

China’s toy industry posted strong growth in 2016, countering recent trends in China’s light industry sector. While China’s total exports dropped by 7.7 percent and imports by 5.5 percent in 2016, toy exports rose by 9.5 percent and imports by...

/ June 7, 2017

From US-China trade to the Korean peninsula, 2017 could still get messy in Northeast Asia

Alarming predictions for the US relationships in Northeast Asia after the 2016 election of US President Donald Trump have faded, but the outlook for the region remains fraught with uncertainty.

/ June 2, 2017

Recent Developments in China’s International Trade Engagement

While the Trump administration’s trade and economic policies remain uncertain, China has doubled down on bilateral and multilateral negotiations and initiatives, with high-level rhetoric to match. Amid US reticence to bear the burden of global economic leadership, China’s active, outspoken...

/ May 30, 2017

Where is TPP heading?

Early in his presidency, Trump signed a presidential memorandum announcing America’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). But TPP survived the setback, and people are still referring to it as an embodiment of what is to come in global...

/ May 19, 2017

Making Sense of China’s 2017 Economic Growth Target

During the annual Two Sessions meetings last weekend, China’s political leaders announced their economic growth targets for 2017. Given the deliberately crafted nature of the Work Report, slight changes in the way the government presents issues can signal shifts in...

/ May 3, 2017

Top 3 Ways to Adapt Your Business to China Market

Many American companies have realized the potential of the $400 billion China market. While some have failed to expand their businesses into China, others have succeeded and reaped the significant rewards that China’s consumer base offers, which has grown to...

/ May 1, 2017

China’s RMB Exchange Rate Issue Needs Objectivity

On February 24, hours after his new Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing China’s foreign exchange policy, US President Donald Trump publicly criticized China, labeling the Chinese as the "grand champions" of currency manipulation.

/ April 19, 2017

Trump and Xi Need to Create a Stronger Framework for US-China Relations

Leaders of the world’s two most powerful economies will sit down together for the first time tomorrow. The list of topics to cover could be long. But this meeting is more about the relationship that will be established between President...

/ April 5, 2017

Open Sesame: China Announces Further Opening of the Economy

China’s State Council has issued a circular of the government’s intentions to further open the economy and boost foreign investment. The circular is part of the effort to build China’s so-called “new open economic system,” with measures focused on streamlining...

/ March 24, 2017