Opportunities in China’s Green-Tech Sector

Regulatory reform has paved the way for green-tech opportunities, but economics will determine what succeeds.by Edward BarlowThree decades of torrential economic growth have created significant opportunities for green technology in China. Green technology is a new and imprecisely defined term...

/ September 2, 2009

Rural China’s Nascent Land Market

China has strengthened farmers’ land-use rights, increasing land values—but a true market has yet to form. by Zhu Keliang and Jeffrey M. Riedinger China’s 750 million rural residents face a common problem: the value of their agricultural land is greatly...

Fraud in Hard Times

Many of the measures a company should take to prevent fraud in tough times should already be in place. by Frank Hawke The incidence of fraud or, more broadly, noncompliance increases during times of economic stress for many reasons. Individuals...

/ September 1, 2009

Chinese Investment in Europe: A Shift to Services

Recent trends in Chinese direct investment in Europe point to an increase in flows and a shift in destination countries and sectors. by Vanessa Rossi and Nora Burghart Despite a public image of increasing activity, inflows of Chinese outbound direct...

/ September 1, 2009

China and India: Greater Economic Integration

Rapidly expanding trade and nascent foreign investment promise stronger economic links between the world’s two fastest-growing and most populous countries. by Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Economic ties between China and India will play a large role in one...

/ September 1, 2009

China’s Rising Interest in Latin America

Though China’s Latin America investment policy mainly targets raw materials, the country is broadening its approach to develop balanced bilateral relations. by Michael Diaz, Jr. and Robert Q. Lee In the last decade, China has successfully built strong commercial and...

China Invests Abroad

As China’s economy matures, its companies are looking for opportunities to expand around the world. by Vanessa Rossi and Nora Burghart Chinese outbound direct investment (ODI) has increased dramatically since the PRC government introduced the “go abroad” policy earlier this...

/ September 1, 2009

First S&ED Concludes with Handshakes and a Roadmap

by John Frisbie and Erin Ennis The first meeting of the Obama administration’s Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) with China, held in Washington, DC, in late July, ended with a dinner co-hosted by the US-China Business Council (USCBC) that was...

/ September 1, 2009

Revised Compulsory Certification Regulations May Create New Hurdles

Revised rules that govern the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark may create extra hurdles for US companies seeking product certification and compliance. The Revised Management Regulations for Compulsory Product Certification, issued by the PRC Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and...

/ September 1, 2009

USCBC Honors PRC Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai

At the conclusion of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in late July, roughly 600 guests from the PRC delegation, US government, private sector, and think-tank community attended a reception and dinner honoring PRC Vice Premier Wang Qishan, State Councilor...

/ September 1, 2009