Category: Safety

Mapping the Rise of China’s Commercial Drone Industry

Drones are a young and multifaceted industry that have only recently begun to show their true potential. In China, drones are now being used to change the business landscape and alter how companies conduct their operations in a wide variety...

/ March 15, 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

Up in Smoke: Why China has Banned Foreign Investment in Tobacco

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently announced regulations barring foreign investment in the country’s enormous tobacco industry, blocking foreign-invested enterprises and individual businesses from participating in tobacco wholesale, retail, and alternative forms of trading. These new restrictions...

/ July 13, 2016

Turning up the Heat: China’s High Temperature Allowance

By Jake Liddle Between the months of June and September, Shanghai companies with outdoor labor must take measures to maintain a workplace temperature of less than 33 degrees Celsius, 91 degrees Fahrenheit. Employers who fail to meet this minimum must...

/ June 17, 2016

Citizen Suits: A Watershed Moment In Environmental Litigation?

As part of China’s effort to emphasize environmental protection, the amended Environmental Protection Law (EPL) went into effect a little more than a year ago. The revisions not only increased public participation, but also enhanced environmental organizations’ ability to file...

/ May 13, 2016

Obama Tests China’s Xi on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama will host China’s President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. This signifies at once the general and increasing importance of relations between Washington and Beijing, but also the specific need to address...

/ March 31, 2016

GOT MILK?

How Nestlé Won China’s Goodwill Nestlé’s goodwill strategy enables it to balance the two significant, often competing, issues facing companies: creating shareholder value through value-chain activities and using social responsibility to enhance local stakeholder value in China. Of course, a...

/ December 2, 2015
Tianjin port

Tianjin Explosions May Spur Billions in Insurance Claims

By Lauren Dodillet A series of blasts in Tianjin on August 12th may cue billions of dollars in insurance claims. The explosions rocked the world’s third-largest port last Wednesday and burned into the weekend, the result of currently unknown circumstances...

/ August 20, 2015

How Safe Is China?

Visitors and foreign residents can take steps to increase safety during their stay in China.by Ingrid LombardoOn July 22, it rained in Beijing for 16 hours. Inadequate drainage caused flooding, which caused 57,000 people to evacuate their homes. Thirty-seven to...

/ October 1, 2012

Beyond Compliance

A new breed of managers take on environment, health, and safety issues in Chinese factories.by Matthew DeGrootFor decades, one of the biggest challenges facing companies that source products from China has been ensuring that their supply chains are clean, fair,...

/ April 1, 2012