Taking stock as we enter USCBC’s 50th year
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by Ian Hutchinson
1y ago
As we head into USCBC’s 50th year, we wanted to catch up with the organization’s president, Craig Allen, and get some reflections on the year behind us, the year ahead of us, and the next few decades. The State of USCBC As We Embark on Our 50th Year: A Note to Members from Craig Allen Learn more about USCBC on our website ..read more
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Two tales of travel to China
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
1y ago
For many executives and businesspeople, it’s been a long time since they were able to visit China. Quarantine expectations, paperwork, and the process of finding flights all add up to a relatively large expense, both in time and finances. But still, visiting the country is important—be it to see friends and family, or to check up on local operations. So, this week, we bring you two stories of travel to China. One, from Jack Kamensky, our senior director of business advisory services in Washington, who is traveling with USCBC president Craig Allen in China at the moment, and the other from Lanc ..read more
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USCBC president’s first visit to China in three years
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
1y ago
For the first time in three years, USCBC President Craig Allen is headed back to China. While there, he’ll be meeting with government interlocutors, member companies, and our hardworking staff in China. So before he boards the flight for Shanghai, we sat down with Craig to chat about his expectations for and thoughts about the trip.  Learn more about USCBC on our website Read Craig’s most recent letter about his upcoming trip: Why I’m Traveling to China ..read more
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What to watch for in the upcoming Party Congress
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
1y ago
Starting October 16th, China will undergo its 20th Party Congress, a major political meeting that happens every five years to decide some of the personnel who will take key positions in the Party. To get a refresher on what a Party Congress is and what key personnel changes might mean for the business community, we’re on the line this week with Annie Whitehurst, a Business Advisory Services Manager in our Washington DC office. Learn more about USCBC on our website Learn more about how the Chinese government is structured ..read more
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A trip to Hainan’s International Consumer Products Expo
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
1y ago
Some of our colleagues in China recently went to the International Consumer Products Expo in Hainan. To catch up on the trip, we’re on the line this week with our senior director in Shanghai, Melinda Xu. Learn more about USCBC on our website ..read more
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China finalizes new cross-border data transfer review rules
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
2y ago
With the finalization of new cross-border data transfer rules in China, companies are looking at how they need to adapt their business models. To get an explanation of the new rules’ importance, we’re on the line this week with our senior vice president for China operations, Matt Margulies. Some related reading for USCBC members: China’s Difficult Outbound Data Transfer Rules Formally Introduced Contradictions in Data Policy: State Control vs. Economic Development The View from Beijing: A Note to Members from Matt Margulies Learn more about USCBC on our website ..read more
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What will China policy look like under a Biden administration?
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
2y ago
Even though China policy isn’t going to be the biggest issue on the new administration’s plate, it’s still a deeply important one. This week, we chat with USCBC Senior Vice President Jake Parker about the potential future for China policy under the Biden administration. Learn more about USCBC on our website Read more: The Road Ahead for China Policy Under a Biden Administration ..read more
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A recap of USCBC’s first virtual board trip
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
2y ago
Though it would normally be held in person, this year’s board trip to China was held virtually. Nonetheless, it was a productive exchange and we’re on the line with our director in Beijing, Lipei Zhang, to get a readout on what was discussed. Learn more about USCBC on our website ..read more
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What do you need to know about the “two sessions?”
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
2y ago
China’s parliamentary “two sessions” start this week. What can we expect to be on the agenda and what should companies be paying special attention to? We get our update this week from our Vice President for China Operations Matt Margulies. Learn more about USCBC on our website Interested in the provincial level “two sessions?” Listen to our podcast on that topic ..read more
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What do we know about the Unreliable Entity List?
China Business Minute
by Ian Hutchinson
2y ago
Over the weekend, China’s Ministry of Commerce published the final Provisions on the Unreliable Entity List, laying out the details of how companies might end up on the list and what it would mean if they do. To get an update on this, we’re on the line with our director in Shanghai, Owen Haacke. China Publishes Unreliable Entity List Provisions USCBC Gala 2020   ..read more
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