Tag: China Market Intelligence

China Sets Economic Path for 2010

Top PRC leaders set a cautiously optimistic tone for China’s 2010 economic development at the December 2009 Central Economic Work Conference, the most authoritative annual conference on China’s economy. The conference gathered China’s top central- and local-government leaders to discuss...

/ January 1, 2010

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

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

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

Electronic Waste Rules

China recently approved long-awaited electronic-waste rules, but a product catalogue is pending. The State Council in early March released long-awaited rules governing the recycling and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The new regulations, which take effect January...

/ May 1, 2009

NPC and State Council Transparency Commitments: An Evaluation

The National People’s Congress (NPC) and State Council both announced initiatives in spring 2008 to increase transparency and public participation in the formulation of legislation and administrative measures. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has been tracking NPC and State Council...

/ January 1, 2009