Off to the City

China’s rapid urbanization promises a higher quality of life for millions of rural residents but only if urban governments implement and enforce the right policies by Shahid Yusuf China’s urbanization rate is not extraordinary. It is approaching 50 percent, which...

/ May 1, 2009

Supporting Rule of Law in China

US businesses are helping China improve its legal systemby US-China Legal Cooperation Fund staff A unique effort to strengthen the rule of law in China, the US-China Legal Cooperation Fund is a charitable program supported by leading US companies engaged...

Beijingers’ Views of Americans

by Isaac Stone Fish Though it is difficult to generalize about Beijing’s roughly 17 million residents, in the seven years I’ve been traveling to and from China, I have noticed similarities in the way Beijingers discuss international relations with strangers...

/ May 1, 2009

Economic Recovery in the Works?

As the global economy contracted sharply in late 2008, the PRC government’s massive response helped China remain one of the few relatively bright spots in a bleak economic landscape. Boosted by the ¥4 trillion ($585 billion) stimulus package and other...

Tackling Intellectual Property Infringement in China

Companies can use several official channels to deal with intellectual property rights violations by Ryan Ong Companies face a challenging, rapidly evolving intellectual property rights (IPR) landscape in China. PRC officials are increasingly cognizant of the importance of IPR protection...

/ March 1, 2009

Blogs, Bulletin Boards, and Business

To succeed in China, businesses must understand China’s social media environment by Kaiser Kuo By now it is clear that the social media revolution—which includes the emergence of blogs, YouTube, wikis (websites in which users can edit content), and social...

/ January 1, 2009

Reaching China’s Digital Consumers

Advertising and marketing in China must join the online revolution by Michael Meyer, David C. Michael, and Christoph Nettesheim Many people outside China believe that few mainland Chinese use digital devices beyond the mobile phone and that those who do,...

China Media Market Growth Drivers

Understanding the key drivers of China’s dynamic media market can help maximize media return on investment by Alex Abplanalp China’s explosive economic development since Deng Xiaoping initiated free market reforms in the late 1970s has transformed the country into one...

/ January 1, 2009

A New US Embassy—and a Chance to Look Back and to the Future

by Lydia R. Goldfine Just in time for the 30th anniversary of US-China diplomatic relations, and reflecting the growing importance of US-China relations, the new US Embassy in Beijing and new PRC Embassy in Washington, DC, both opened in 2008....

/ January 1, 2009

Pacific Trade International, Inc.

A small candle company finds glowing success on both sides of the Pacific by Virginia A. Hulme Founded in 1994 by wife-and-husband team Mei Xu and David Wang, Pacific Trade International, Inc. (PTI) has grown from a makeshift candle lab...

/ January 1, 2009