Category: Society

Navigating the Aftermath of the Jiangsu Chemical Plant Explosion, Four Months on

A March 2019 explosion at a chemical plant in China’s Jiangsu province has refocused public attention on environmental issues across the country. The latest in a series of incidents, the blast is now forcing China to carry out a difficult...

/ July 16, 2019

Open Government Developments in China: Implications for US Businesses

The People’s Republic of China continues to modernize the Chinese regulatory state through its open government project, even as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) asserts comprehensive leadership and tightens political and social controls under General Secretary Xi Jinping.

/ July 1, 2019

The Hidden Challenges of China’s Booming Medical AI Market

At an estimated market size of RMB 20 billion in 2018, China’s medical artificial intelligence (AI) market promises vast opportunities for US companies with innovative AI products and solutions. Yet, businesses that do not have the foresight and resources to...

/ June 24, 2019

China Releases Green Industry Guidance Catalogue: Opportunities for US Business?

This article was originally published by the Paulson Institute. China released its new Green Industries Guidance Catalogue to help promote green development through clarifying the definition of “green industry” as well as harmonizing differing standards for sustainability. This new catalogue,...

/ April 26, 2019

The Handshake that Changed the World

Forty-seven years ago today, Nixon grasped the hand of Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, an image that represented a sea change in foreign relations for the two countries. Lesser known, however, is the story of how those images were captured and...

/ February 21, 2019
President Carter and Vice Premier Deng at the Performance of American Arts

January 29, 1979 Performance of American Arts for Deng Xiaoping

In January 1979, Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping visited the United States, where the US-China Business Council arranged a performance of a range of American acts, including the iconic John Denver. Read more about the event and see the original...

/ January 28, 2019

How China is Forging a New Global Clean Energy Landscape

Yes—the world’s largest carbon emitter is simultaneously leading the globe in renewable energy production.

/ January 18, 2019

The Digital Revolution in Medtech: Opportunities in Asia

Digital technology is revolutionizing the healthcare sector. The global digital health market was valued at approximately $122.66 billion in 2017. Investment in digital health startups reached $11.78 billion globally in 2017 alone, with 852 deals in total. Healthcare companies around...

/ December 11, 2018
Alan Ai, WeWork's General Manager for Greater China

An Interview with Alan Ai, WeWork’s General Manager for Greater China

WeWork's Alan Ai speaks with CBR about how to thrive in the China market, partnering with local providers, and the importance of localization.

/ November 28, 2018

Ghosts of Fukushima: The Evolution and Future of China’s Nuclear Power

The Fukushima Daiichi accident shaped not only Japanese but also Chinese public opinion, and dramatically altered Beijing’s plans for the expansion of its own nuclear energy program. Seven years later, however, China may be returning to ambitious plans for its...

/ October 23, 2018