Tag: Best Practices

How to Handle 4 Anticorruption Compliance Issues

The 2012 launch of China’s anticorruption campaign has renewed US companies’ attention to anti-bribery, competition, and corruption-related policies and regulations. The challenges of compliance have continued to evolve since the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2013 Compliance Best Practices Report, as...

/ May 26, 2017

G20 Could Disrupt Yangtze River Delta Operations

As the Group of 20 (G20) Summit—the annual, large-scale global government conference—heads for Hangzhou, China in September, companies with operations in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region are planning for expected disruptions to production and logistics.

/ June 27, 2016

Data Dump: China’s Taxman Wants to Know More

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) recently requested that approximately 1,000 foreign and domestic companies provide a wide range of tax, financial, and accounting data, raising US-China Business Council (USCBC) member company concern about the intent and intrusiveness of the...

/ June 13, 2016

First of its kind: NGO law sets strict limits

In the first comprehensive guiding law for foreign NGOs, China’s is set to take a new, more-restrictive stance with stringent constraints on the registration, operation and funding of foreign NGOs in the name of protecting national security. It is estimated...

/ May 23, 2016

Handling Mass Layoffs in China’s Manufacturing Sector

As China’s annual growth begins to slow, mass layoffs may be unavoidable for many American manufacturers as they are faced with declining demand and rising business costs. It is important for these companies to understand the complicated conditions and strict...

/ April 22, 2016

13th Five Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

The PRC National People’s Congress recently released China's 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development to outline economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020. As companies form their corporate objectives, identifying areas...

/ April 14, 2016

What Scarce Labor Means for Talent Development in China

A look at what best practices attract the best talent Jennifer Lawrence A China-based human resources (HR) director for a leading US multinational corporation (MNC) recently lamented, “We recruited for a regional sales director based in Shanghai, selected four candidates...

/ June 1, 2015

Designing for China

How to protect your intellectual propertywhen setting up a factory in ChinaWhen Bruce Mitchell arrived in China in 2003, he had one mission: expand the global supply chain for Pittsburgh-based Spang & Company, a precision electronics engineering firm. After realizing...

/ January 21, 2015

Licensing in China: Challenges and Best Practices

By Stephanie Henry  Companies investing in any market must deal with administrative licensing — or getting official government approval for everything from selling products to building new manufacturing facilities. But in China, the extensive, complex, and at times onerous licensing...

/ January 16, 2014