Tag: Letter from Shanghai

China’s Environment Targets: Another Cost Increase on the Horizon

by Julie WaltonHow prepared is your company to pay taxes in China on the energy it uses and the pollution it creates? Despite the media discussion about rising costs in China—such as land, labor, capital, or raw materials costs—China-based executives...

/ April 1, 2012

When the World’s Factory Hikes Prices

by Julie Walton US-based executives have been streaming into Shanghai for global strategy meetings this year. Because China is increasingly the market in which US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies see significant growth—more than 90 percent of membership survey respondents...

/ July 1, 2011

Do You Know the Deputy Chief Engineer of Bengbu’s Economic and Industry Commission?

by Julie WaltonMost US companies that invest in China do so to serve the country’s diverse customers, rather than to manufacture and export back to the United States, the US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) 2010 membership survey results show (see US...

/ November 1, 2010

Coming to Terms with Industrial Policy

In a recent conversation with some US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies in Shanghai, the question arose of how to identify and capitalize on business opportunities in China while meeting the challenges of serving the China market, which is so...

/ May 1, 2010

A Fuller Picture

After spending the past eight years in the Washington, DC, office of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), I recently relocated to Shanghai to become the new chief representative of USCBC’s Shanghai office. Having worked with the US-based representatives of USCBC...

/ November 1, 2009

Navigating the Downturn

by Godfrey Firth With most of the world mired in recession, all eyes are on China’s much-discussed and hoped-for potential economic recovery in the fall of 2009 or early 2010. Many multinational corporations seem to be pinning their hopes for...

/ May 1, 2009