Debate Over Market Economy Status for China Heating Up in the United States

by: Benjamin Bay

As the 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the WTO draws closer, the conflict over China’s status as a non-market economy (NME) is going to take on added ...

Read moreDebate Over Market Economy Status for China Heating Up in the United States

by: Lingna Yan

On March 16, the General Office of the State Council of China published Opinions on Further Stimulating Investment in Social Welfare Areas (“Opinions”), to boost the development in certain social welfare areas including healthcare, retirement, education, culture, and sports.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

Along the line of the Chinese government’s continuous efforts to eliminate backward capacities, 16 Chinese central government agencies, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), and the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), issued the Guidelines on Urging Elimination of Backward Capacities by Comprehensive Standard and in Accordance with Law (Gong Xin Bu Lian Chan Ye (2017) No. 30) (“Guidelines”), following the 2010 Circular of the State Council on Further Strengthening the Work of Eliminating Backward Capacities and the 2013 Guidelines of the State Council on Resolving Severe Overcapacity Problem.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

To accelerate China’s development of the automobile power battery industry and thus promote a healthy and sustainable development of the new-energy automobile industry, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (“MIIT”) published the Action Plan for Promoting the Development of the Automobile Power Battery Industry on March 1, 2017, joined by three other premier central government agencies, i.e., the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), the Ministry of Science and Technology (“MOST”) and the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”).Read more

by: Lingna Yan

To promote the sustainable development of the construction industry, the General Office of the State Council of China issued the Opinions of the General Office of the State Council on Promoting the Sustainable and Healthy Development of the Construction Industry on February 24, 2017.Read more

by: Lingna Yan

To promote the development of the integrated circuit (“IC”) industry, Kunshan Development Zone of Jiangsu Province of China recently issued Provisional Opinions on Promoting the Development of the Integrated Circuit Industry of Kunshan Development Zone (“Provisional Opinions”), launching several financial support programs for IC companies in the Zone.Read more

by: Benjamin Bay

In January, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced four final affirmative determinations on Chinese subsidies. Below are descriptions of these determinations and the subsidies found... Read more

by: Jeanette Corley

To better guide the development of the agricultural science and technology development during the “13th Five Year” period (i.e., 2016-2020), the Ministry of Agriculture of China (“MOA”) published the “13th Five Year” Agricultural Science and Technology Development Plan (Nong Ke Jiao Fa (2017) No. 4) on February 7. Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On February 5, the State Council of China published a joint document with the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party to promote the reform of agricultural supply structure, Several Opinions of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council on Deeply Promoting the Reform of Agricultural Supply Structure and Accelerating the Cultivation of New Driving Forces for the Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas (“Opinions”).Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On January 25, 2017, three premier agencies of the Chinese central government, i.e., Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Commerce, and the Ministry of Science and Technology, jointly issued the Guidelines on Accelerating and Promoting the Development of the Renewable Resources Industry (Gong Xin Bu Lian Jie (2016) No. 440), to support the development of the Chinese recycling industry for the next five years. Read more

by: Lingna Yan

On January 19, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) and the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) jointly published the 13th Five Year Plan, Industrial Textiles Industry “13th Five Year” Development Guidelines, to guide the development of the industrial textiles industry for the next five years (i.e., 2016-2020).Read more