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What do consulate closures mean for businesses?

The big story of the past week in US-China relations has been the tit for tat shuttering of consulates in Houston and Chengdu. So, to get the latest on what the closures mean for the business community and the bilateral...

/ July 28, 2020

How is China coping with massive flooding?

Although there has been some coverage in US media about the floods currently wreaking havoc in China, we figured it would be useful to get some on-the-ground perspective and info from our director in Beijing, Lipei Zhang.  Relevant links: Learn...

/ July 21, 2020

Bonus: What to expect if you’re returning to China

At this point, employees of a range of companies are trying to get back to China for work. But that process is fairly involved, especially if you’re not a Chinese national. Our Vice President for China Operations Matt Margulies recently...

/ July 20, 2020

China revises foreign investment negative lists

Last month, China’s National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Commerce released their annual update to China’s Negative List for Foreign Investment and Free Trade Zone Negative List. The national list formalized openings in financial services, as well as...

/ July 14, 2020

Three important new draft laws released for comment

Last Friday, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee released a spate of draft laws for public comment. Three of these laws are of particular interest to US companies operating in China: the second draft of the revised Patent Law, the...

/ July 7, 2020

A look at China’s “new infrastructure” initiative

With a “new infrastructure” initiative in the works and some details on travel to and from China, we’ve got our Shanghai director, Owen Haacke, on the line for a quick roundup of what you need to know this week. Relevant...

/ June 30, 2020

Did the meeting between Mike Pompeo and Yang Jiechi yield results?

Did anything come out of the meeting between Mike Pompeo and Yang Jiechi? For this, and an update on the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing, we get the latest from our director there, Lipei Zhang. Relevant links: Stay up to...

/ June 23, 2020

A planned US-China meeting and new COVID-19 cases in Beijing

This week, we’re expecting to see a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi. Trade isn’t expected to be a topic of conversation, but some other issues that are affecting companies possibly will....

/ June 16, 2020

Hainan free trade port and a US-China relations update

Plans for the new Hainan free trade port have been all over Chinese state media lately, so this week we get the latest from our Beijing director, Lipei Zhang, on the plans for the free trade zone. Relevant links USCBC:...

/ June 9, 2020

The future of Hong Kong

Beijing’s decision to propose a new national security law for Hong Kong has reignited debates over the city’s future. We figured two people who would be able to provide some insight are James McGregor, Chairman of APCO Worldwide, and Mark...

/ June 5, 2020