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

Conducting Anticorruption Due Diligence in M&A Deals

Companies should investigate target companies to assess compliance risk under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by Richard Grime and Bingna Guo The number of investigations under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), together with the number of prosecutions by...

Merger Control under China’s Antimonopoly Law: The First Year

Three recent decisions indicate that China may be considering more than competition in its antitrust reviews by Matthew Bachrack, Cunzhen Huang, and Jay Modrall China’s new Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect last August. The AML introduced a new mandatory regime...

Pragmatism Meets … What?

by John Frisbie The Obama administration’s China policy approach is starting to take shape. So far, the word “pragmatic” comes to mind. The administration has shown pragmatism in several ways. In February, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Beijing, where...

/ July 1, 2009

USCBC’s 36th Annual Membership Meeting

USCBC members gathered in Washington, DC, for the organization’s 36th Annual Membership Meeting. USTR Ambassador Ronald Kirk delivered the keynote speech on “US-China Trade Relations Today and Tomorrow,” in which he pledged to work with China to further open its...

/ July 1, 2009

The Role of China’s Think Tanks in Policymaking

Unlike most Western think tanks, most Chinese think tanks are in some way affiliated with the government, which largely dictates their function and work. They range from government-funded policy research institutes to fully independent think tanks that receive no government...

/ July 1, 2009

Target the China Market to Ride out the Recession

In a slowing global economy, foreign-invested enterprises in China should refocus on China’s domestic market by Sigmund Floyd The United States and large parts of the developed world are struggling through financial crises, and the global downturn has severely affected...

/ July 1, 2009

How to Reduce Hepatitis B in the Workplace

The success of GE China’s HBV vaccination program offers an example for companies considering similar programs by Stephen A. Maloy General Electric China Co., Ltd. (GE China) offered a voluntary, free hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination program to all employees...

/ July 1, 2009

A New Welcome for Venture Capital

China’s emphasis on indigenous innovation and several other developments have created a more welcoming environment for venture capital by Calvin Ding and Tony Zhang Structural defects in China’s economy, including overreliance on low value-added manufacturing and export-led growth, have led...