Category: Tech

Out of the Scrapyard: How Foreign Involvement Can Help Solve China’s e-Waste Crisis

This summer, the US Congress introduced a bill aimed at stemming the country’s regular flow of discarded electronics to China. The United States exports large amounts of e-waste to the Middle Kingdom—albeit often unintentionally—contributing to health and environmental problems and...

/ September 26, 2016

Tackling a Mountain of Applications: The CFDA’s New Plans to Accelerate the Review Process for Medical Devices

On June 20, China’s Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) proposed the Priority Review Designation Procedure for Medical Devices (Exposure Draft) in an effort to cut through persistent bureaucratic red tape in the medical devices registration process and fulfill China’s rising...

/ September 14, 2016

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Your Next Information Security Chief

Arguably, no hire is more important today than chief information security officer. If that seems like an overstatement, then ask the board of directors of Target, Sony Pictures, Home Depot, J.P. Morgan, or any one of the long list of...

Strength in Numbers: Opportunities in China’s Sharing Economy

Advances in mobile technology and app development have given rise to a new business model that has profoundly affected the transportation, ecommerce, and lodging industries. The sharing economy refers to third-party online service providers that help businesses and individuals turn...

/ September 2, 2016

USCBC 2016 Membership Survey: The Business Environment in China

The US-China Business Council has released the key findings of its 2016 annual member survey. For the past 11 years, USCBC has polled its members on their business performance in China and their priority issues.

/ August 29, 2016

Cybersecurity best practices for the traveling executive: A Q&A with Crumpton Group’s Rick Doten

Rick Doten, Chief of Cyber and Information Security at the Crumpton Group, answers questions about cybersecurity best practices for executives traveling to China. Doten states that executives must be aware that all communications will be monitored when they are in...

/ August 29, 2016

How do China’s Information Security Laws Affect You?

The China Certification of Information Security (CCIS) mark is required for all information security products used by the Chinese state agencies, and is voluntary for other information security products. China Compulsory Certification, or CCC, is required for many international products...

/ August 26, 2016

Welcoming our Chatbot Overlords: Why the world needs to look to China, not the US, for innovation in this sector

“Chatbot” should be a candidate for word of the year. Western businesses are already preparing their customer service protocols, but it’s China and the Chinese consumers that are responsible for the rise of this technology.

/ August 1, 2016

Missing the Mark: The Importance of Trademark Registration in China

Apple has recently lost a few IP infringement cases in China. Earlier this month, there was a case involving the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Intellectual Properties’ suspension of the sale of all models in Apple’s iPhone 6 series due to...

/ July 27, 2016

HealthTech VC Funding Quadrupled in Four Years to $4.5 Billion; Crowdfunding on the Rise

Healthcare delivery is poised for a radical change. The unparalleled ability to collect, mine, and analyse health data; the increasing sophistication of bio-sensors; and the exponential rise in the use of smartphones provide opportunities to reconsider how to efficiently provide...

/ July 25, 2016