Tag: National People’s Congress

Two Sessions: Consolidating the “Core” While Slow-walking Reforms

The recent two sessions of China’s legislature and advisory bodies were resplendent with “core of the core” choreography ensuring everybody was in lock-step with President Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, and with the party, the authority...

/ March 31, 2017

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

What is China’s Fourth Plenum?

By Jake Laband and Hengrui Liu Rule of law and economic development are set to dominate discussions at the next major meeting of China’s senior leadership—the fourth plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China (CCP) Congress. According to news...

/ September 9, 2014

Report: China Still Falls Short of Its Transparency Commitments

By Shelly Zhao China continues to significantly lag in its commitments to promote and implement regulatory transparency measures, according to a new US-China Business Council (USCBC) report. USCBC analysis of the National People’s Congress (NPC), the State Council, and selected...

/ March 21, 2014

China’s New Government Takes Office

China’s transition to its next generation of leaders is now complete, but China watchers will have to wait until the fall to get a clearer sense of the new government’s policy direction. By Ben Baden Capping a transition that began...

/ April 17, 2013

China’s Mixed Transparency Record

The PRC government’s scorecard dipped in the last year, but regulators can take measures to improve rule-making transparency. by Shelly Zhao The PRC government has taken positive steps in recent years to increase regulatory transparency, but China’s lawmakers still have...

/ July 1, 2012

Transparency in China: A Work in Progress

The PRC government has made strides to boost regulatory transparency, but progress remains inconsistent.by Francesca BaruffiRegulatory transparency consistently ranks as one of the top concerns of US companies in China, according to annual US-China Business Council (USCBC) membership surveys. Because...

/ July 1, 2011

Incremental Progress

by Robert Poole The first quarter of 2011 brought important developments that will affect the course of business in China for US companies. PRC President Hu Jintao made a state visit to the United States in January, helping set a...

/ April 1, 2011

Transparency Commitment Check

China is releasing more economic and trade rules for public comment than ever before, but further improvements are needed.by Caitlin ClarkTo improve transparency and promote public participation in government, China pledged in 2008 to release drafts of economic laws and...

/ September 1, 2010

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