Category: Society

Asian Female Senior Execs in Multinational Firms Confined to Regional Roles

As the shortage in the Asian executive talent pipeline continues to pose a major business challenge for multinational companies, a majority of female Asian leaders at multinational corporations feel trapped in regional roles, according to a new study by Heidrick...

/ June 28, 2017

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

Securing Employees’ Financial Futures

Asian economies are grappling with ageing populations, which place government finances under strain while putting pressure on individual savings as an additional source of income in retirement. The impact is felt more in developed countries, which are at a more...

/ June 14, 2017

Beijing to New York: A Building Challenge

The United States long ago ceded the title of world’s tallest building to Asia and the Middle East. Seven of the top 10 tallest completed buildings in the world are now in Asia, according to the Council on Tall Buildings...

/ June 12, 2017

A “Win-Win”: China’s Leadership in Green Finance

Calling something a ‘win-win’ is one of Beijing’s favorite phrases, and whether it is derided as a slogan for China’s external relations or is explained as a core principle in China’s foreign policy approach, there is no doubt that it...

/ May 29, 2017

China’s New Environmental Protection Tax Law

In December 2016, the National People’s Congress promulgated China’s first Environmental Protection Tax Law (the EPT Law), replacing the existing Pollutant Discharge Fees (PDF) system in a bid to strengthen the enforcement of environmental regulations. Given the EPT Law’s impact...

/ May 24, 2017

New Five-Year Plans Promote Energy Industry Reform

Facing ongoing pollution challenges and a push to diversify energy sources, China’s energy planners kicked off 2017 by announcing an array of 13th Five-Year Plans (13FYPs). Offering quantifiable short-term goals for limiting reliance on coal in favor of oil and...

Great Expectations

A global study by Brunswick Insight finds that the younger generations look at the world tomorrow, and businesses today, with optimism.

China Launches New Two-Invoice System in Pharma Distribution

China launched a two-invoice system for drug distribution on a trial basis to improve transparency in drug prices and eliminate excessive profit margins associated with multi-tier distribution models. This is the first time Chinese regulators have officially launched the two-invoice...

/ April 28, 2017

Navigating the Haze of Environmental Compliance

Costs of complying with China’s environmental protection laws are rising as companies operating there face higher compliance costs, more frequent inspections, and a swath of new laws and regulations on emissions. Already held to high expectations of energy efficiency and...

/ April 7, 2017