Category: Society

How Can Individuals, Companies be Limited by  Bad Social Credit in China?

A new government system that evaluates and tracks “untrustworthy” individuals and companies could limit eligibility for financing, employment, and Party membership, as well restrict real estate transactions and travel. The Chinese government intends to fully implement this nationwide social credit...

/ February 3, 2017

Disability Employment Security Changes Could Be Costly

Companies operating in some of China’s major cities are facing significant cost increases following a change to employment social security fund payment calculations. Although announced by the central government, provincial governments are implementing the new calculation in different ways—if at...

/ February 1, 2017

A Clear Opportunity

Air pollution continues to pose a major health threat in China. China’s recent Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Action Plan demonstrate the government’s resolve to significantly improve air quality. With appropriate planning, this large-scale deployment...

/ January 27, 2017

Funding China’s Civil Society – Tax Incentives, Donation Law, and the Role of Foreign Charities

China passed two new laws in 2016 that will play a major role in shaping its civil society sector. The Charity Law, already in effect, and the Overseas Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Law, set for implementation in January, are closely intertwined,...

/ January 13, 2017

Food Safety: What American Companies Bring to the Table

Through this research, USCBC found that robust transparency in policy creation and implementation—paired with even enforcement—is critical for companies to efficiently operate and successfully provide safe food. A transparent, healthy regulatory approach leads to policies that are balanced, implementable, and...

/ January 9, 2017

FDI in Green Buildings in China – a Solution for its Affordable Housing Problems?

In July, China’s State Council released data showing that the country is aiming to construct 3,500 new urban areas by 2030, with a collective capacity of 3.4 billion residents – roughly half of the world’s population. Although criticized as unrealistic,...

/ December 19, 2016

Chinese Investment in Hollywood: Focus on Opportunity

Current anxieties are overblown and the scale of Chinese investment in Hollywood is far from a threshold where it could undermine its diversity and openness. More importantly, these investments create jobs and present tremendous opportunities for US entertainment companies.

/ November 28, 2016

Buying Real Estate in China

Purchasing real estate in China can be a complex procedure. Because there are so many eligibility requirements for a mortgage and to buy real estate, it’s important for investors to be aware of the differences between owning real estate and...

/ November 23, 2016

VIDEO: Old World, New Minds: China’s Post-90s Generation

Business leaders around the world have long recognized the potential of China's consumer market. In this lively presentation to Asia Society, Chinese consumer expert Tom Doctoroff says marketers and business leaders needed to understand the "tension in the heart of...

/ November 21, 2016

Housing Bubble, Politics and Trouble: Problems and Policies for China’s Real Estate Market

Suppressing rising property prices is a common theme through President Xi Jinping’s speeches, the Ministry of Housing and Rural-Urban Development’s (MOHURD) policies, and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) campaigns. The state’s anti-corruption apparatus will continue to be deployed in...

/ November 4, 2016