Category: Innovation

How Companies Can Boost Innovation to Win Over Chinese Consumers

Consumer goods companies that introduce innovative products to the China market can unlock untapped growth potential. By Jason Zhang  Gone are the days when product adaptation was sufficient to meet the needs of Chinese consumers. International companies used to be...

/ April 24, 2014

US Patent Law and Cross-Border R&D

What US-China joint ventures should know about the new US Patent Law By Andrew S. Baluch and Helen H. Zhang Business is global. Research and development (R&D) has become global as well. Each year, more businesses form cross-border research ventures...

/ April 17, 2013

Best Practices for Collaborating with Chinese Universities

Developing partnerships with Chinese universities can help companies recruit future employees, supplement research and development activities, and strengthen government relationships. by Jake Parker and Lingling Jiang In recent years, companies have been investigating innovative ways to supplement their existing capabilities...

/ January 1, 2013

The Export Control Risks of US-China Technology Collaboration

by Jian Bin (Ben) Gao and David Hardin As US-China trade expands to higher value goods and services, companies should carefully assess how us export control laws may affect their activities. US-China trade has grown beyond trade in low-cost goods,...

/ October 1, 2012

China’s Special Campaign to Combat IPR Infringement

Now that China’s recent intellectual property rights enforcement campaign has ended and the government has tallied initial results, companies question how long the positive impact will last.by Brad Williams and Danielle MihalkaninPRC Premier Wen Jiabao introduced a campaign to combat...

/ October 1, 2011

Domestic Innovation and Government Procurement Policies

New developments indicate China is moving to delink its innovation and government procurement policies.by US-China Business Council StaffIndigenous innovation, a policy concept that the PRC government developed to boost the creation and commercialization of home-grown ideas and technology, is an...

/ October 1, 2011

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

Domestic Innovation and Procurement

Recent developments have raised concern among foreign-invested enterprises that want to tap the country’s government procurement market.by US-China Business Council staffSome foreign companies in China have reported increasing difficulty in making sales to government entities in China—whether a government agency,...

/ May 1, 2010

Can China’s Government Procurement Market Be Cracked?

China’s preference for domestic products continues to worry foreign firms, but companies can take steps to improve their chances of succeeding in China’s government procurement market.by Jason Matechak and Brett GersonSince China first opened its gates to foreigners, US companies...

China’s New Patent Regime

Changes to China’s patent regime provide greater clarity.by Douglas Clark, Geoffrey Lin, and Alex XiaDuring the past year, legislative and regulatory changes have clarified China’s patent regime and improved its transparency. The amended PRC Patent Law took effect October 1,...