Drug Procurement Bidding

Drug companies must be able to navigate the procurement bidding process to successfully reach China’s market.by Chen Yang and Lei LiState-run, nonprofit healthcare institutions in China procure most of the drugs they use through a bidding process centralized at the...

/ January 1, 2010

Drugs for the Masses

China’s new drug lists and associated pricing rules aim to provide low-cost drugs to patients but raise questions about the impact on hospitals and drug manufacturers.by Gordon Schatz and Patrick NowlinAnyone who has visited the Dongyue Daoist Temple in Beijing...

Adapting to China’s Changing Medical Device Market

More government investment will create new opportunities for medical device suppliers, but producers must be patient and creative to overcome obstacles.by Judy ZakreskiDevelopments in China’s domestic policies—particularly its massive healthcare reform effort and stimulus spending to offset the global economic...

/ January 1, 2010

USCBC Board Meets Senior PRC Officials in Beijing

A delegation of the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) board of directors visited Beijing for meetings with the PRC government on November 4-5. USCBC Chair Andrew Liveris of the Dow Chemical Co. led the delegation, which included 10 other board directors...

/ January 1, 2010

Terra Cotta Soldiers Roll into Washington

A behind-the-scenes look at transporting artifactsby Paula M. MillerAfter touring museums in California, Georgia, and Texas, an exhibition of 2,000-year-old terra cotta warriors from the tomb of China’s first emperor arrived at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, in...

/ January 1, 2010

China Sets Economic Path for 2010

Top PRC leaders set a cautiously optimistic tone for China’s 2010 economic development at the December 2009 Central Economic Work Conference, the most authoritative annual conference on China’s economy. The conference gathered China’s top central- and local-government leaders to discuss...

/ January 1, 2010

Overview of China’s Product Safety Regime

by Barbara Li In the last few years, China has enacted important product safety laws and regulations. Companies doing business in—and with—China should acquaint themselves with these developments. Legislation China does not have a single, codified product safety law. Manufacturers...

/ January 1, 2010

Product Safety Summit Shows Value of Cooperation

The recent bilateral product safety summit brought the US-China dialogue to a new level, with both parties committing to a more comprehensive approach.by Michael J. WagnerThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the PRC Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection,...

/ January 1, 2010

The Struggles of Shipping Dual-Use Goods to China

Two US Department of Commerce programs encourage exports to China but also add red tape for both sides.by Christopher F. Corr and Jason T. HungerfordUS exports to China have risen rapidly in recent years, totaling $69.7 billion in 2008, up...

Standards in China: Behind the Headlines

China’s approach to standards and conformance can create significant challenges for US companies doing business in China.by Elise OwenA recent string of high-profile standards-related events in China has focused attention on the importance of standards to global trade—and on the...

/ January 1, 2010