Created in China

Christian Rhally reports on the progress of Chinese intellectual property rights China’s leadership have long made clear its desire to transform China’s economy away from being the world’s workshop to instead the world’s leading innovator. Consequently, patent applications have been surging over the past decade. In 2013, invention patents jumped 26.3% over the previous year to 825,000. “We don’t just want made in China, but … Continue reading Created in China

Trading Up

Jean Young Koo reports on the Free Trade Agreement between China and South Korea It seems that the world’s fastest growing major economy and an Asian Tiger will together evolve into the biggest trading bloc in East Asia. The Free Trade Agreement between China and South Korea, initially proposed in 2012 and discussed by the two nations at summits in Seoul and Beijing, holds much … Continue reading Trading Up

Mixed Prognosis

Benjamin Shobert, founder of Rubicon Strategy Group, writes on healthcare FDI in China Every year across China over 10,000 doctors are assaulted either by a patient they are caring for, or a family member responsible for the healthcare of a loved one. These eruptions reflect a simple and unfortunate reality:  as China modernized its economy, the country overlooked basic investments in public healthcare. As a … Continue reading Mixed Prognosis

Investing In The States

Hannah Lindquist reports on the flow of Chinese investments among the states All politics is local, goes a popular American saying, but when it comes to Chinese investment in the United States, it is almost always national. The latest update to the China Investment Monitor by the Rhodium Group, a New York-based advisory firm, offers a unique look at the steady march of Chinese investment … Continue reading Investing In The States

Old Money

Virginia Hawkins explores the rise of the Chinese nursing home industry  China’s aging population is among the most urgent problems plaguing policymakers in Beijing. For property developers, however, it is an enormous opportunity for those who see potential in bringing nursing homes to China. Nursing homes are not yet commonplace in China, since they are seen as incongruent with Confucian culture, which carries a strong … Continue reading Old Money

Growing Cleaner

Ashley Feng on the launch of the Shenzhen carbon emissions exchange This past June, in the southern city of Shenzhen, China took a significant step forward in the effort to combat climate change by launching its first mandatory emissions exchange. Instead of setting a strict cap for emissions, the exchange requires that companies reduce their energy intensity, or the amount of energy needed to produce $1 … Continue reading Growing Cleaner

The Art of Adaptation

By Sihan Chen Doing business in China has never been an easy task for American companies. Despite the tremendous growth of the Chinese economy during the past few decades and the fact that China’s GDP is already half of the US’s, China typically accounts for only a small portion of the revenues and profits of American companies. This is primarily due to a few major … Continue reading The Art of Adaptation

The Role of Foreign Banks in Consumer Led China: The Need for Increased Competition

By Manuel Martinez During China’s Reforming and Opening-up efforts to gradually transform its economy into a quasi market economy, its financial system has been subject to constant modifications. China has set the ground rules to develop its financial system, from the creation of regulatory authorities and the modernization of state-owned banks to setting the framework for the participation of foreign banks.  As China has become … Continue reading The Role of Foreign Banks in Consumer Led China: The Need for Increased Competition