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Presidents Trump and Xi get on the phone and companies continue reopening

Some Chinese companies are opening back up, but the restarting of the economy isn’t the same for all industries. And after a week of US-China tensions, Presidents Trump and Xi got on the phone. This week, we get this and...

/ March 30, 2020

A business environment update and a note on work permits and visas

Need a business visa or work permit for China? We’ve got bad news for you, unfortunately. We’re also seeing new Chinese policies on investment around the foreign investment negative list. For this and more, we get the latest this week...

/ March 24, 2020

What to expect if you’re headed back to China

As the COVID-19 situation in China has begun to stabilize, some people are considering heading back to China. What does that process look like? We wanted to get a more human perspective of what it can be like, so we...

/ March 23, 2020

China’s economic numbers paint a bleak picture

China has now set mandatory group quarantines for incoming travelers, amid fears of a resurgence of COVID-19 from imported cases. This comes alongside dire economic numbers for the first two months of the year. This week, we get the latest...

/ March 16, 2020

New quarantine measures and a meeting with the Shanghai Vice Mayor

With new quarantine rules in China for travelers coming through certain countries, you may want to double check your itineraries before heading out. Our Shanghai office also held a meeting with the city’s Vice Mayor and a new draft policy...

/ March 9, 2020

Companies keep the wolf from the door amid layoffs and cratering sales

New data and stricter measures for travelers coming to Beijing are filling in the picture of the economic impact of COVID19 in China. The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index fell to 26.5 in February, down from 51.8 in January. Simultaneously,...

/ March 4, 2020

What’s new on the Hill?

What is behind the uptick in legislation related to China? More than 252 proposals in the 116th Congress so far, to be exact. Anna Ashton, senior director of government affairs at the US-China Business Council, provides a glimpse into the...

/ February 27, 2020

A return to normalcy? Probably not any time soon.

Coronavirus isn’t going away any time soon, so we shouldn’t be expecting a return to the status quo in China just yet. As recorded cases of COVID-19 have continued spreading outside of China, from South Korea to Italy, companies are...

/ February 24, 2020

“Light at the end of the tunnel” may be coming for virus-stricken China

As the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus reaches the 2,000s, what does the future look like for China and the rest of the world? Is the turning point for the infection rate around the corner? This week, we speak...

/ February 20, 2020

Latest on coronavirus and Phase One implementation

Coronavirus remains a major point of concern and we’re starting to a form a picture of the implementation of the Phase One agreement. This week, we get the latest from our Deputy Director in Beijing, Lipei Zhang! Be sure to...

/ February 18, 2020