Tag: China Market Intelligence

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

China’s “Golden Year” of Antimonopoly Investigations

By Sue Hao and John Lenhart  China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has renewed its pledge to step up antimonopoly and price-fixing efforts in a year that has already seen an unprecedented number of price-related investigations. Between 2008—when the...

/ December 12, 2013

US Companies in China Feel the Heat from Anticorruption Push

by Kyle SullivanUS and PRC government officials have been paying closer attention to US companies’ business activities in China, as regulators in both countries have stepped up anticorruption measures in recent years. Officials from the US departments of Justice and...

/ October 1, 2011

Revised Catalogue Brings Few Changes to China’s Foreign Investment Regime

by Kyle Sullivan, Joie Ma, and Caitlin ClarkForeign companies will not see significant market access openings as a result of China’s draft of the revised Catalogue Guiding Foreign Investment in Industry, updated from the 2007 version and released for comment...

/ July 1, 2011

Foreign M&A in China Face Security Review

by Christine Kahler The PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in February released widely anticipated regulations to institute security reviews for foreign mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that relate to China’s national security. The Notice on the Security Review of Foreign M&A...

/ April 1, 2011

Cost of Doing Business in China Rises

by Christina NelsonTwo recent PRC government policies will increase the cost of doing business in China, a top concern of many US companies. The recently passed Social Insurance Law will soon require foreigners working in China to participate in China’s...

/ January 1, 2011

China Accelerates Efforts to Combat Overcapacity

Reflecting new domestic concerns about overcapacity, PRC regulators have added more industries to the list of sectors in which they aim to curb production. Given the range of sectors and products affected, the impact of efforts to curb overcapacity on...

/ September 1, 2010

China’s Priorities for the Next Five Years

As the drafting process for China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan (12th FYP) for Economic and Social Development (2011-15) continues, a clearer picture of China’s economic, industry, and social objectives—and the policy guidelines that will be used to achieve these goals—has emerged....

/ July 1, 2010

Joint Report Explains US-China Trade Data Discrepancies

The United States and China have long disagreed on the size of the bilateral trade deficit. To determine why large discrepancies exist between US and PRC calculations of bilateral trade statistics, US and PRC agencies formed the Joint Commission on...

/ May 1, 2010

China Issues New Rules Governing Representative Offices

The PRC government recently announced new rules and policy changes that affect the registration and operation of foreign representative (rep) offices in China. The new rules, issued jointly by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the Ministry...

/ March 1, 2010