Tag: Business Environment

Understanding China’s 13th Five-Year Plan

By Owen Haacke China’s policymakers are starting to reveal details about the direction of the country’s next Five-Year Plan (FYP), the central government blueprint for China’s long-term social and economic policies. While the 13th FYP (2016-2020) is still in the...

/ February 12, 2015

Severe Air Pollution Portends Future Pressure for Business in China

By Joseph Luk Recent severe smog incidents in northeast China have cast the country’s environmental problems back into the spotlight. In Harbin, air pollution was so thick—surpassing World Health Organization standards by more than 40 times—that the municipal government closed...

/ October 25, 2013

Companies Face Increasing Costs and Competition, but China Is Still a Top Priority

Persistent market barriers and a slowing economy have moderated corporate optimism toward the China market. By Christina Nelson China is still a top priority for American companies, but increasing costs, growing competition and market access barriers are causing a shift...

/ October 11, 2013

US Companies Report Views of China Business Environment

USCBC’s 2010 membership survey results show companies experience continued growth—and rising protectionism concerns.by US-China Business Council staffThe results of the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2010 annual member survey show similar business and investment trends as in the past three surveys....

/ November 1, 2010

Is the Business Community Souring on China?

by John FrisbieWe have been hearing a lot lately in Washington about how the business community is “souring on China.” A closer look suggests that this characterization is exaggerated and needs a little context. By and large, companies are increasing...

/ March 1, 2010

Standards in China: Behind the Headlines

China’s approach to standards and conformance can create significant challenges for US companies doing business in China.by Elise OwenA recent string of high-profile standards-related events in China has focused attention on the importance of standards to global trade—and on the...

/ January 1, 2010

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

Economic Recovery in the Works?

As the global economy contracted sharply in late 2008, the PRC government’s massive response helped China remain one of the few relatively bright spots in a bleak economic landscape. Boosted by the ¥4 trillion ($585 billion) stimulus package and other...