Category: Tech

Tech Transfer Turning Point?

Higher royalty rates could improve China’s access to foreign technology.by Thomas T. MogaConcerns about training foreign competitors and losing trade secrets have tempered the drive for foreign companies to send their most advanced technology to China, but much of this...

/ September 1, 2010

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,...

Transferring Technology to Transform China—Is It Worth It?

Business opportunities and PRC government programs encourage foreign companies to transfer technology to China, but doing so may pose significant long-term risks.by Kenneth Jarrett and Amy WendholtTechnology transfer has been a focus of China’s growth plans for decades. This focus...

Dow Chemical: Environmental Practices in China

The Dow Chemical Co. first entered China in the 1930s. To date, it has invested $900 million in Greater China, which covers mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dow’s 2009 revenue in Greater China was $3.7 billion, and the region...

/ March 1, 2010

Creating an Innovative Talent Pool

Though China’s pool of scientific talent has expanded in recent years, the country must now focus on raising the pool’s quality and using it effectively.by Denis Fred Simon and Cong Cao Intense international competition and an increased emphasis on innovation...

/ November 2, 2009

Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism

Companies responding to USCBC’s 2009 membership survey remain optimistic about China despite the economic recession’s sting.by US-China Business Council staffEach year, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) surveys its members on their views of their priorities when doing business with China....

/ November 1, 2009

China’s Emerging Role in Global Outsourcing

China’s outsourcing providers are improving their quality, setting the stage for the country to become a top world player.by Ning WrightChina has made major strides in laying the groundwork for a diverse and successful outsourcing industry in recent years. Central...

/ November 1, 2009