Category: Politics

The Social Credit Shadow Looming Behind the Trade War

China aimed to have its comprehensive Social Credit System ready to roll out by 2020. Just a few months from that self-imposed deadline, where does the SCS stand today?

/ October 7, 2019

Rulemaking in China: Public Participation is Taking a Leap Forward

How the Chinese government has been slowly incorporating public feedback into its largely walled-in lawmaking process.

/ September 20, 2019

Trending Toward Reciprocity: Enforcement of US Judgments in China

Landmark cases provide glimmers of hope in the absence of a formal policy of bilateral legal reciprocity.

/ September 6, 2019

Turning the Tables: The United States, China, and the WTO National Security Exception

As the world’s two largest economies continue to escalate their ongoing trade dispute and justify their protectionist policies under the guise of national security measures, there is little to stop the rest of the world following suit.

/ August 16, 2019

Companies in the Crosshairs? China to Enact its own Export Controls

This summer, China announced its intention to develop two of its own export controls lists, potentially in response to actions taken by the United States. Details pending, these moves could have a profound impact on foreign investment in China.

/ August 7, 2019

Navigating the Aftermath of the Jiangsu Chemical Plant Explosion, Four Months on

A March 2019 explosion at a chemical plant in China’s Jiangsu province has refocused public attention on environmental issues across the country. The latest in a series of incidents, the blast is now forcing China to carry out a difficult...

/ July 16, 2019

Open Government Developments in China: Implications for US Businesses

The People’s Republic of China continues to modernize the Chinese regulatory state through its open government project, even as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) asserts comprehensive leadership and tightens political and social controls under General Secretary Xi Jinping.

/ July 1, 2019

The New Rules of Tax Residency: A Potential Trap for Foreigners?

US and other foreign businesses now face higher income taxes in mainland China following new rules issued in March by China’s tax administration. The new law and implementing rules impose tax filing obligations on the worldwide income of foreigners (which...

/ May 15, 2019

$9 Billion and Counting

A $9 billion decline in goods exports to China in a year may seem like just a number, but that total is comprised of small companies across the United States struggling to make difficult decisions in the face of tariffs.

Defining “Emerging Technologies”: Industry Weighs In on Potential New Export Controls

What exactly would qualify as “emerging technologies,” and how would the United States go about placing export controls on them? Feedback from industry and other stakeholders continues to inform this rulemaking process.