Category: Top Story

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...

Local Five-Year Plans Reveal National Priorities

With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected later this month, newly released local plans may point to common themes of raising incomes, modernizing industry, environmental protection, and innovation.Provincial- and municipal-level five-year...

/ March 9, 2016

Economic Reform Scorecard 

Some Positive Movement, But Major Reform Elusive The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) released its Economic Reform Scorecard, which tracks developments on tangible progress that the Chinese central government agencies have made toward implementing economic reform and the impact these reforms...

/ March 7, 2016

No More Tiers

One of the most significant questions for global business leaders over the next decade is how to capture Chinese consumption growth opportunities against a backdrop of deep structural challenges in China’s economy. While growth will become more difficult to capture...

/ March 7, 2016

Designing Profitable Partnerships with Chinese Hospitals

Even though China’s regulations allow a US specialty healthcare providers to go it alone, pairing off with a Chinese hospital is still a necessity because of a culture where the public’s trust lies within China’s large public hospitals. Western healthcare...

The Nuances of Media Monitoring in China

No matter where your business is located, media monitoring is an important aspect of your marketing strategy. However, the landscape and requirements for media monitoring are quite different depending on where your business is focused. The types of media used...

/ February 26, 2016

Getting Into Shape: Exploring China’s Health Supplements Industry

Dietary and health supplements are an industry with huge growth potential in China, in particular for overseas companies. The market has almost doubled since 2008, and was worth approximately RMB 102 billion by the end of 2014. Surveys show that...

/ February 2, 2016

How China’s New ‘Family Planning’ Regulations Affect Foreign Businesses

With a population of almost 1.4 billion people, China’s family planning laws are incredibly important. While many people may be aware of China’s previous ‘one child policy’, the country also had a number of other rules and regulations in place...

/ January 14, 2016

GOT MILK?

How Nestlé Won China’s Goodwill Nestlé’s goodwill strategy enables it to balance the two significant, often competing, issues facing companies: creating shareholder value through value-chain activities and using social responsibility to enhance local stakeholder value in China. Of course, a...

/ December 2, 2015

What’s stressing you?

Chinese people are less stressed than Americans, but share some of the same Top 5 stressors.

/ November 25, 2015