A “Win-Win”: China’s Leadership in Green Finance

Calling something a ‘win-win’ is one of Beijing’s favorite phrases, and whether it is derided as a slogan for China’s external relations or is explained as a core principle in China’s foreign policy approach, there is no doubt that it...

/ May 29, 2017

How to Handle 4 Anticorruption Compliance Issues

The 2012 launch of China’s anticorruption campaign has renewed US companies’ attention to anti-bribery, competition, and corruption-related policies and regulations. The challenges of compliance have continued to evolve since the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2013 Compliance Best Practices Report, as...

/ May 26, 2017

China’s New Environmental Protection Tax Law

In December 2016, the National People’s Congress promulgated China’s first Environmental Protection Tax Law (the EPT Law), replacing the existing Pollutant Discharge Fees (PDF) system in a bid to strengthen the enforcement of environmental regulations. Given the EPT Law’s impact...

/ May 24, 2017

Foreign Direct Investment in an “America First” Administration

Chinese entities looking to invest in the United States or acquire US corporations should expect 2017 to be filled with greater energy and uncertainty due to a number of factors. Most notably, the policies and rhetoric of the administration of...

/ May 22, 2017

Where is TPP heading?

Early in his presidency, Trump signed a presidential memorandum announcing America’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). But TPP survived the setback, and people are still referring to it as an embodiment of what is to come in global...

/ May 19, 2017

New Five-Year Plans Promote Energy Industry Reform

Facing ongoing pollution challenges and a push to diversify energy sources, China’s energy planners kicked off 2017 by announcing an array of 13th Five-Year Plans (13FYPs). Offering quantifiable short-term goals for limiting reliance on coal in favor of oil and...

China and the Developmental State Model

Is China a developmental state? China’s economic success—it is the world’s second-largest economy—did not simply happen. The state played a critical role in this rapid expansion, but many question the level to which this intervention was institutionalized. While China has...

/ May 12, 2017

Managing Health Care Costs in the Asia Pacific

The 2016 Global Medical Trends Survey draws on responses from 174 leading medical insurers, of which 45% are from Asia Pacific. The survey results show the cost of health care benefits is projected to increase by 7.9% in 2016. The...

/ May 10, 2017

Great Expectations

A global study by Brunswick Insight finds that the younger generations look at the world tomorrow, and businesses today, with optimism.

China’s Industry Plans Lay Groundwork for Cybersecurity Law Implementation

Regulators are actively setting the groundwork for implementation of China’s Cybersecurity Law, releasing a series of industry development plans that seek to bolster the enforcement of this sweeping legislation.