Category: Trade

Is China a ‘Market Economy?’ It doesn’t matter.

The key to the current discussion is in what comes next. Many have argued over whether China meets the criteria under U.S. law to be treated as a market economy. A closer reading of China’s WTO accession protocol reveals that...

/ April 26, 2016

Obama Tests China’s Xi on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama will host China’s President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. This signifies at once the general and increasing importance of relations between Washington and Beijing, but also the specific need to address...

/ March 31, 2016

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...

Local Five-Year Plans Reveal National Priorities

With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected later this month, newly released local plans may point to common themes of raising incomes, modernizing industry, environmental protection, and innovation.Provincial- and municipal-level five-year...

/ March 9, 2016

Economic Reform Scorecard 

Some Positive Movement, But Major Reform Elusive The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) released its Economic Reform Scorecard, which tracks developments on tangible progress that the Chinese central government agencies have made toward implementing economic reform and the impact these reforms...

/ March 7, 2016

No More Tiers

One of the most significant questions for global business leaders over the next decade is how to capture Chinese consumption growth opportunities against a backdrop of deep structural challenges in China’s economy. While growth will become more difficult to capture...

/ March 7, 2016

Designing Profitable Partnerships with Chinese Hospitals

Even though China’s regulations allow a US specialty healthcare providers to go it alone, pairing off with a Chinese hospital is still a necessity because of a culture where the public’s trust lies within China’s large public hospitals. Western healthcare...

USCBC Forecast 2016

The US-China Business Council hosted its Forecast 2016 conference on January 28 with approximately 90 guests in attendance. Featured speakers discussed commercial and political issues expected to shape the US-China business environment in 2016.

/ January 29, 2016

The Most Chinese Schools in America

By Tea Leaf Nation Staff In the 1970s, they came from Iran, riding the wave of the oil boom. Then in the first decade of the second millennium, they came from India, filling up graduate programs in business and science. Now, it’s...

/ January 13, 2016

Joel Moser on Shenzhen: The Next Hong Kong

Photo by blake.thornberry via FlickrWhen Joel Moser, founder and CEO of Aquamarine Investment Partners, a global institutional investor and manager of private equity, set out to meet possible partners and learn the real estate and energy infrastructure plans around Asia,...

/ November 23, 2015