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 to strengthen Party leadership and… Continue reading Quick Take on the Fourth Plenum: The Party Will Save the Day

China’s Foreign Investment Law Takes Shape

Containers are seen at a port in Lianyungang in China's eastern Jiangsu province on July 13, 2018. - China's surplus with the United States hit a record last month, data showed on July 13, adding to brewing tensions between the economic superpowers as they stand on the brink of an all-out trade war that Beijing warned would have a "negative impact" globally. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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 for domestic and foreign firms.… Continue reading China’s Foreign Investment Law Takes Shape

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 in 2012, RCEP is often… Continue reading Trade War and the Search for Safe Havens: Rethinking RCEP?

Working together in the age of turbulence

By Robert MAGYAR, Senior Executive Director,Jiawen MA, Associate Director – Public Affairs, and Leyla JIANG, Associate Director – Healthcare Turbulence has replaced constant change. Technological, economic, and political disruptions of the past three decades created an environment, where managing businesses against a backdrop of relentless structural transformation was the norm. Corporations and policymakers with acrobatic levels of flexibility… Continue reading Working together in the age of turbulence

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 in 2012, RCEP is often dismissed by western commentators. But now that the U.S. is… Continue reading Trade War and the Search for Safe Havens: Rethinking RCEP?

China Healthcare Outlook – 2019 Issue 3

Recent policies reflect China’s goal of promoting patients’ access to innovative drugs. Noteworthy policy items include: State Council releases 2019 Work Tasks to Deepen Healthcare Reform Center for Drug Evaluation releases the first real-world evidence application policy in China for public comment National Health Commission initiates pilot programs to develop hospital alliances and hospital township alliances… Continue reading China Healthcare Outlook – 2019 Issue 3

China Healthcare Outlook – 2019 Issue 2

Recent policies reflect China’s goal of promoting patients’ ac- cess to innovative drugs. Note- worthy policy items include: NMPA issued China Drug Regulatory Scientific Action Plan NHSA released Work Plan for the 2019 Adjustment to the National Reimbursement Drug List (NRDL) NHSA and MoF jointly released Notice on Key Tasks for the 2019 Basic Medical… Continue reading China Healthcare Outlook – 2019 Issue 2

FAST TAKE on China: US-China friction and the challenges of contradictory compliance needs

North Head’s Director of Public Affairs, Mike Dennison examines the GR challenges posed by recent changes in US-China relations The recent souring of US-China relations that started with the breakdown of talks in early May will potentially have long-term implications for international companies operating in and with China. Government relations professionals need to develop proactive, creative solutions that are… Continue reading FAST TAKE on China: US-China friction and the challenges of contradictory compliance needs

China Healthcare Outlook-2019 Issue 1

Recent policies reflect China’s goal of promoting patients’ accessto innovative drugs. Noteworthy policy items include: NHSA released Work Plan for the 2019 Adjustment to the National Reimbursement Drug List for public comment NHSA released Opinions on the Implementation of National Centralized Procurement and Supporting Medical Insurance Measures NHC Published Measures for the Management of Clinical… Continue reading China Healthcare Outlook-2019 Issue 1

Challenges and prospects against the backdrop of the US-China trade war: Global Times Leader RoundTable

The overview of Global Times Leader RoundTable on January 24 Photo:GT From left to right, John Russell, Long Yongtu and Li Daokui Photo:GT Experts and scholars showed reserved optimism for the Chinese economy in 2019, against the backdrop of the US-China trade war, as efforts toward deeper reforms and opening up can be expected to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects against the backdrop of the US-China trade war: Global Times Leader RoundTable