Category: Society

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

Terra Cotta Soldiers Roll into Washington

A behind-the-scenes look at transporting artifactsby Paula M. MillerAfter touring museums in California, Georgia, and Texas, an exhibition of 2,000-year-old terra cotta warriors from the tomb of China’s first emperor arrived at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, in...

/ January 1, 2010

Overview of China’s Product Safety Regime

by Barbara Li In the last few years, China has enacted important product safety laws and regulations. Companies doing business in—and with—China should acquaint themselves with these developments. Legislation China does not have a single, codified product safety law. Manufacturers...

/ January 1, 2010

Product Safety Summit Shows Value of Cooperation

The recent bilateral product safety summit brought the US-China dialogue to a new level, with both parties committing to a more comprehensive approach.by Michael J. WagnerThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the PRC Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection,...

/ January 1, 2010

Creating an Innovative Talent Pool

Though China’s pool of scientific talent has expanded in recent years, the country must now focus on raising the pool’s quality and using it effectively.by Denis Fred Simon and Cong Cao Intense international competition and an increased emphasis on innovation...

/ November 2, 2009

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

Rural China’s Nascent Land Market

China has strengthened farmers’ land-use rights, increasing land values—but a true market has yet to form. by Zhu Keliang and Jeffrey M. Riedinger China’s 750 million rural residents face a common problem: the value of their agricultural land is greatly...