Category: Environment

Environmentally Friendly Consumers Emerge

PRC government policies and consumer preferences are going green, presenting new opportunities for US companies to sell sustainable products in China.by Julia KanThe economic downturn has affected business operations and consumer preferences significantly. Many companies are looking for ways to...

/ May 2, 2010

East Penn in China

A Pennsylvania battery company makes its first foray into China.by Virginia A. HulmeEast Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. began to explore investing in China in the early 2000s, drawn in part by new opportunities and customers that had made the move...

/ May 1, 2010

A Boost for Nuclear Power

China aims to expand its nuclear power industry to reduce air pollution and meet rising demand for electricity.by Ryan OngNuclear power accounts for a small but rapidly growing portion of China’s overall electricity mix and is an area that has...

/ May 1, 2010

Dow Chemical: Environmental Practices in China

The Dow Chemical Co. first entered China in the 1930s. To date, it has invested $900 million in Greater China, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dow’s 2009 revenue in Greater China was $3.7 billion, and the region...

/ March 1, 2010

Opportunities in China’s Green-Tech Sector

Regulatory reform has paved the way for green-tech opportunities, but economics will determine what succeeds.by Edward BarlowThree decades of torrential economic growth have created significant opportunities for green technology in China. Green technology is a new and imprecisely defined term...

/ September 2, 2009

China’s Rising Interest in Latin America

Though China’s Latin America investment policy mainly targets raw materials, the country is broadening its approach to develop balanced bilateral relations. by Michael Diaz, Jr. and Robert Q. Lee In the last decade, China has successfully built strong commercial and...

Electronic Waste Rules

China recently approved long-awaited electronic-waste rules, but a product catalogue is pending. The State Council in early March released long-awaited rules governing the recycling and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The new regulations, which take effect January...

/ May 1, 2009

Ethical Supply Chain Management

Last fall’s melamine scandal illustrates the dangers of a less-than-rigorous approach to quality assurance. by Teresa DeLaurentis Companies doing business in China have had difficulty maintaining quality throughout the supply chain, as illustrated by recent food and product safety scandals....

/ May 1, 2009

Setting Up International Nonprofit Organizations in China

International nonprofits have a growing presence in China, but they still face an uphill battle to gain state approval and acceptance by Matthew Erie, David Livdahl, Jacelyn Khoo, and Henry Li In light of China’s encounter with the current global...

Supporting Rule of Law in China

US businesses are helping China improve its legal systemby US-China Legal Cooperation Fund staff A unique effort to strengthen the rule of law in China, the US-China Legal Cooperation Fund is a charitable program supported by leading US companies engaged...