The Art of Importing Chinese Objects

Recent legal measures make it more difficult to import Chinese cultural relics into the United States.by Nancy M. MurphyMany US residents who spend time in China acquire Chinese art, with some becoming serious collectors. A small but important segment of...

/ March 1, 2010

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been in China for over 30 years, predating the country’s economic opening in 1979.The company entered China through a technology-transfer agreement to build a chemical factory in 1979. In 1985, J&J established its first joint...

/ January 1, 2010

Private Healthcare: A Tough Market to Crack

Foreign investors in China’s healthcare sector must work hard to reach their target clientele—China’s increasingly affluent middle class. by James Glucksman and Roberta Lipson The healthcare reforms that the PRC government announced in early 2009 have elicited considerable excitement among...

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