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Quick Take on the Fourth Plenum: The Party Will Save the Day

Quick Take on the Fourth Plenum: The Party Will Save the Day

Plenums serve as core legislative meetings of each Party Congress, providing Party officials a platform to set China’s key policy priorities. Interpreting the Fourth Plenum – which concluded in Beijing yesterday – is essential to protecting business interests and anticipating new regulatory trends. The eagerly awaited meeting stressed the need…

China’s Foreign Investment Law Takes Shape

China’s Foreign Investment Law Takes Shape

The Foreign Investment Law (FIL) stands to redefine the terms and technical requirements for foreign enterprises investing in China. It serves as the policymakers’ vision for further market opening and streamlined bureaucratic procedures, clarifying standards for foreign investment while maintaining unified government control. This legislation aims to level the playing field…

Trade War and the Search for Safe Havens: Rethinking RCEP?

Trade War and the Search for Safe Havens: Rethinking RCEP?

Trade War and the Search for Safe Havens: Rethinking RCEP? The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP – which would see 10 members of ASEAN and their six FTA partners form a free trade zone, notably including China, Japan and India – has had a low profile until now. Initiated…

Environment Newsletter – Vol. 4, Ed. 4

Environment Newsletter – Vol. 4, Ed. 4

In June-July, the central government revised legislation to strengthen control of water pollutants and appointed a new Minister of Environmental Protection. Major updates include: Revisions to the Water Pollution Prevention and Treatment Law will increase monitoring of pollutant emissions and increase public awareness of and governance of water quality at…

Volume 4 Edition 1 | Fallout from Reform

Volume 4 Edition 1 | Fallout from Reform

This issue reviews China’s reform program arising from the October 2013 Third Plenum and approved at the 2014 National People’s Congress. In particular, this edition looks at the effects of these reforms on companies and governments. The latest issue in English can be downloaded Here.

Volume 4 Edition 2 | Adapting to the "New Normal" Environment

Volume 4 Edition 2 | Adapting to the "New Normal" Environment

This issue Adapting to the “new normal” environment reviews the rapid changes in China with respect to environmental public policy and regulation. Environmental degradation has become an issue of political sensitivity and a drag on China’s development and economic reform. The latest issue in English can be downloaded Here.

Volume 5 Edition 1 | Re-thinking FDI in China

Volume 5 Edition 1 | Re-thinking FDI in China

Over the past three decades, MNCs have benefited substantially from investing in China. As the economy has matured in recent years, the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) and how it is viewed both by Chinese policymakers and MNCs have also evolved. Re-thinking FDI in China explores these evolving trends…

Spring 2013 Issue | Changing Trends for R&D

Spring 2013 Issue | Changing Trends for R&D

Rapid growth of funding has prompted many MNCs to reassess the roles of their R&D assets in China. Opportunities exist to acquire technology. This trend will strengthen over time. Downloaded from the following links:Reflections_Spring2013.pdf