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CHINA HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK-2018 Issue 4

CHINA HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK-2018 Issue 4

Recent policies reaffirm China’s goal to further enhance patients’ access and signal certain reform directions in the future. Noteworthy policy items include: Premier Li Keqiang announced three tasks to promote patient access to anti-cancer drugs and reduce drug prices NDRC and MOFCOM released Negative List 2018 Version SDA released 2017…

CHINA HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK – 2018 Issue 3

CHINA HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK – 2018 Issue 3

Recent policies provide detailed instruction to promote the implementation of preferential policies of high-value drugs. Noteworthy policy items include: President Xi emphasized promoting a Comprehensive Regulatory System of Healthcare at the second meeting of the Central Leading Committee for Comprehensively Deepening Reform State Council released Plans for Deepening Reforms and…

China Healthcare Outlook – 2018 Issue 1

China Healthcare Outlook – 2018 Issue 1

Recent policy developments show Chinese government’s efforts in encouraging pharmaceutical innovation, improving the drug review and approval, and promoting the development of healthcare professionals. Recent noteworthy policy items include: CFDA and MOST jointly released Guiding Opinions on Strengthening and Promoting Technological Innovation in the Food and Drug Sector The China…

Robert Magyar publishes chapter on nature, challenges of PA in China

Robert Magyar publishes chapter on nature, challenges of PA in China

In June, North Head Executive Director Robert Magyar’s work was published in Public Affairs: A Global Perspective, a new book by the UK’s Urbane Publications. His chapter, titled “Public Affairs in China: At a Crossroads?” deals with the complexities of government relations work in a country where the overlapping activities…

Two Sessions 2018: China’s ‘New Era’ Takes Shape

Two Sessions 2018: China’s ‘New Era’ Takes Shape

Each March, China convenes its annual “Two Sessions” – the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s legislature, and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a political advisory body. During Two Sessions, constitutional amendments, government restructuring, and senior personnel appointments are raised, which will further reshape the regulatory environment. North Head…

China Healthcare Outlook – 2018 Issue 2

China Healthcare Outlook – 2018 Issue 2

These macro-level policy developments indicate the Chinese government’s decision to further open the economy, and to place increasing emphasis on improving people’s livelihood. Noteworthy policy items include:  President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 MOF released…

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…

China Healthcare Outlook – 2017 Issue 5

China Healthcare Outlook – 2017 Issue 5

Recent policy developments show the government’s concern over controlling medical expenditure, enhancing drug safety, and increasing international participation. Recent noteworthy policy items include: * NHFPC released 2016 China Health and Family Planning Development Report * State Council released Measures to Promote Foreign Investment * CFDA released the Circular on the…

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…

Balanced development next big priority for APEC

Balanced development next big priority for APEC

This year marks the 25th anniversary since the formation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a real milestone in the history of the 21 member economies around the Asia-Pacific region. The success of APEC is a testament to the wisdom of members’ pragmatic approaches to advancing economic integration within the…

Adapting to the New Normal

Adapting to the New Normal

On 12 January, the Global Times published an opinion article by North Head covering the opportunities and challenges faced by multinational corporations (MNC) in adapting to China’s economic reforms and slowing growth, termed the “new normal”. The article analyzed the results of a survey of senior business executives jointly conducted…

Global Times opinion piece on “green consensus”

Global Times opinion piece on “green consensus”

On 26 November, Global Times published an opinion piece by North Head, Emerging green consensus puts China on path to a cleaner future. The article covers the emergence of China’s “green consensus” and changing international position on climate change, arguing that early-adoption of low-carbon policies coupled with transition arrangements will…

The decision is made: outcomes of the Third Plenum

The decision is made: outcomes of the Third Plenum

John Russell summarizes the key points of the ‘Decision on Major Issues Concerning Comprehensively Deepening Reform’ from the Third Plenum of the 18t Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and gauges the impact that it may have on European Chamber members in an article in EURObiz. November…

Australian businesses in China remain optimistic despite strained diplomatic ties

Australian businesses in China remain optimistic despite strained diplomatic ties

Australian businesses in China remain optimistic despite strained diplomatic ties By Bill Birtles on The World Today Australian officials concede relations are going through a ‘rough patch’ over the fallout from claims of Chinese interference in Australia. But business groups say they’re hopeful things can get back on track. Duration:…

China Healthcare Outlook – 2017 Issue 4

China Healthcare Outlook – 2017 Issue 4

China is continuing to issue new policies and regulations regarding the healthcare sector. Recent noteworthy policy items are the release of the: State Council released Opinions on Supporting Private Medical Institutions to Provide All-Round Medical ServicesNHFPC released Announcement on the Establishment of Health Promotion and Education Expert Guidance CommitteeCDE released…

North Head and Global Times host roundtable to discuss China’s changing consumers

North Head and Global Times host roundtable to discuss China’s changing consumers

  On March 1, North Head and the Global Times successfully organised a roundtable to exchange views on the trends shaping China’s consumers and its transformation to a consumption-based economy. As a strategic counsellor, North Head helped to bring together senior executives from a full range of businesses, including agriculture,…

Position papers: advancing rural development in APEC

Position papers: advancing rural development in APEC

North Head has worked with the Pacific Basin Economic Council, The Global Poverty Project, and The Mountain Institute to create two position papers on how APEC may pursue inclusive rural development and poverty alleviation (RDPA) among member economies. This follows the APEC Leaders’ 2013 call for research on how APEC…

North Head voted Specialist Consultancy of the Year 2015

North Head voted Specialist Consultancy of the Year 2015

On 3 December 2015, North Head was honoured in front of clients, friends, and peers from the communications industry at the Gold Standard Awards gala in Hong Kong with the Specialist Consultancy of the Year award. This award identifies corporate public affairs, public relations, and communications excellence by a consultancy…

EURObiz article on 13th Five Year Plan

EURObiz article on 13th Five Year Plan

At the recent Fifth Plenum China’s leadership rolled out its proposal for the 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP), the only such plan that will be fully implemented under President Xi Jinping’s term. John Russell, Managing Director of North Head, provides analysis of this important meeting in Balancing Reform and Growth: China’s…

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