China Tweaks Foreign Investment Rules

Recent declines in foreign direct investment into China have prompted the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and other PRC agencies to announce new efforts that encourage private investment, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and loosen some foreign-investment restrictions....

/ November 1, 2009

USCBC President Meets PRC Leaders and Member Companies in China

US-China Business Council (USCBC) President John Frisbie visited China during the week of September 21 and met with senior PRC officials in Beijing and Shanghai to raise several advocacy points on behalf of USCBC member companies. Frisbie also met with...

/ November 1, 2009

Survey Reveals Cautious Optimism

Companies responding to USCBC’s 2009 membership survey remain optimistic about China despite the economic recession’s sting.by US-China Business Council staffEach year, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) surveys its members on their views of their priorities when doing business with China....

/ November 1, 2009

The Race for Regional Headquarters Takes Off

Foreign companies should compare local policy incentives to choose the best site for their regional headquarters in China.by James Yong Wang and Tony ZhangChina’s major cities have been competing to attract regional headquarters (RHQs) since the late 1990s. In 1999,...

/ November 1, 2009

The Coming Wave of Consolidation in Chinese Industries

Companies should understand consolidation trends in China to better handle changes within their industries and take advantage of investment opportunities.by Seth Harlem and Ron SchrammConsolidation within industries will be a central theme in China’s efforts to restructure its industries and...

/ November 1, 2009

China’s Emerging Role in Global Outsourcing

China’s outsourcing providers are improving their quality, setting the stage for the country to become a top world player.by Ning WrightChina has made major strides in laying the groundwork for a diverse and successful outsourcing industry in recent years. Central...

/ November 1, 2009

Supply Chain Actions to Improve China Sourcing

Companies should revamp their supply chains in China to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency.by Steven H. GansterCompanies sourcing from China have been hit by a one-two punch over the last few years that has sent many of them reeling....

/ November 1, 2009

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