Tag: Local Government Affairs

Improving Local Government Affairs

To be successful in China, foreign companies must build strong, lasting relationships with not only the central government but with local governments as well.by Nancy Huang and Julie WaltonLocal PRC government offices exert a significant amount of influence on foreign...

/ April 1, 2012

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

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

Understanding China’s Changing Civil Service

Companies can improve their government relations by learning more about China’s new civil servants by Kenneth Jarrett and Lie Huihan China’s steady march toward a more market-based economy has eliminated thousands of state-owned enterprises and reduced the government’s role in...