Category: Top Story

Data Dump: China’s Taxman Wants to Know More

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) recently requested that approximately 1,000 foreign and domestic companies provide a wide range of tax, financial, and accounting data, raising US-China Business Council (USCBC) member company concern about the intent and intrusiveness of the...

/ June 13, 2016

China, U.S. Talk Norms in Cyberspace – What Do They Mean?

Experts from China and the United States recently met in Washington in the first formal sessions of the Senior Experts Group on International Norms and Related Issues and had ‘”positive, in-depth and constructive” discussions regarding state behavior in cyberspace, as...

/ June 10, 2016

After Paris Climate Agreement, What’s Next?

When it comes to forging international agreements the U.S. and Europe are oceans apart from China and Russia in their politics. At the UN, when there is the need for unanimity on the Security Council for action China and Russia...

/ June 8, 2016

Shifting Gears: Investing in China’s Electric Vehicles Market

China now outranks the United States in one more category: sales of new-energy vehicles (NEVs). In 2015, China produced and sold more than 300,000 NEVs, a more than 300 percent annual increase, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers...

/ June 6, 2016

Internet Censorship and China’s New Online Publication Law

China’s new Online Publishing Service Administrative Rules became effective on March 10, 2016. The law, which aims to “regulate the criteria of and promote the healthy development of internet publishing services”, has already restricted the online activity of several Western...

/ June 3, 2016

USCBC’s 43rd Annual Meeting

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) hosted its 43rd Annual Membership Meeting, the leading forum for strategic intelligence and insight on US-China commercial relations, on May 31. The conference featured business-focused analysis of the top issues confronting company executives and policy...

/ June 1, 2016

S&ED to Prioritize Investment, Transparency, Economic Restructuring

US and Chinese government officials are gearing up for the eighth annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) next week in Beijing. Priority issues for negotiators regarding US industry include industrial overcapacity, investment liberalizations, intellectual property rights, and transparency. The talks...

/ June 1, 2016

Trade Pacts Intensify ASEAN Opportunities

Companies say the mega-regional initiatives — the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) — deepen regional integration. The companies rated TPP and RCEP as particularly effective change agents; 85 percent...

/ May 31, 2016

China’s Ecommerce: Choosing the right third party

With Ecommerce exploding across China, businesses from around the world are flocking to the fray. Access to this tremendous market is complicated by the need to choose a third-party agency that offers international companies that don’t have a physical presence...

/ May 27, 2016

Hiring Disabled Workers in China: Incentives and Challenges

The Chinese government plans to increase the monthly subsidy for families whose only child is disabled and unable to support the family as the parents age. The announcement—widely reported in Western media—has re-energized discussion of the role of the disabled...

/ May 25, 2016