Category: Tech

City Spotlight: Investing in Hangzhou

Traditionally overshadowed by metropolises such as Shanghai and Beijing, Zhejiang Province’s capital city of Hangzhou found itself in the global spotlight during the G20 Summit. To beautify the city and ease congestion for its international guests, the government shut down...

/ October 26, 2016

Social Media Advocacy in China

Social media transformed the ways in which people connect with others, evaluate information, follow news and trends, and even how they shape government policy, but companies have yet to embrace social media advocacy in the ever-important China market.

/ September 30, 2016

Weathering China’s Cloud Computing Regulations

Last summer, Chinese tech giants Tencent and Alibaba announced investments into cloud computing services worth US$1.57 billion and US$1 billion, respectively. In 2014, cloud computing sales accounted for only five percent of China’s total IT market compared to 11 percent...

/ September 28, 2016

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