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Business Now August 2015

Published: August 2015

Innovation – it’s the secret ingredient China hopes to add to its economic rise. It stands as a national imperative, a prerequisite for moving up in global dominance. This issue highlights a few of the many ways Americans and American companies are supporting this push for innovation, including IBM, GE and Goldman Sachs. Then, featured columnists touch on gender stereotypes for executives, how Chinese and American bosses can best lead and the latest on merger policies. Keep reading for interviews with Lin Gao of Intellect Associates and Paul Johannes of Qatar Airways, plus a profile of influential art curator Gao Minglu.


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Business Now June 2015

Published: June 2015

First up, the cover story takes a closer look into how the mobile device in your hand (or on your wrist) revolutionizes how hotels and travel companies attract and cater to Chinese tourists. Read it to see what member companies Marriott and Qunar are doing. Visas are the second factor shaking up the travel industry. The US and China reached bilateral agreements last November that allow travel visas to last up to 10 years. The increase in Chinese travelers coming to the US between 2006 and 2013 was 464 percent. The next five years may see an even more dramatic change. Then, in a special report, the Government Affairs Team looks at the current plans to integrate Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province into a regional economic hub. While integration could produce many positive outcomes – decrea


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Business Now May 2015

Published: May 2015

In the May issue, AmCham China’s flagship publication Business Now serves up three stories focused on the agriculture industry. The cover story, “Hungry for More,” addresses China's food security issues. China's farmers struggle to keep up with demand, particularly with China's small acreage of arable land. To combat this, farmers are applying new practices to maximize their land, the government is trying to import more agricultural products and Chinese companies are buying up chunks of the global supply chain for agricultural products. Read the full story to hear more from Monsanto's Yong Gao, Asian Agribusiness Consulting's Michael Boddington and Juhui Huang of Archer Daniels Midland.


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2015 American Business in China White Paper

Published: May 2015

The 17th edition of AmCham China's American Business in China White Paper reflects the collective views of AmCham China's more than 1,000 member companies on trade and commercial issues that affect the US business community in China. Written by AmCham China members, the 364-page White Paper offers recommendations on reforms that would improve the business climate in the areas of investment, standards, transparency, and IPR. It also provides detailed snapshots of business conditions across some two dozen industries, ranging from clean technology to financial services.


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Business Now April 2015

Published: April 2015

This month, AmCham China’s flagship publication Business Now takes a look at education, and how it fits into the US-China business landscape. The cover story shows how American universities aren't just attracting Chinese students to their US campuses – they're also coming straight to the source, flying over professors for executive trainings or setting up centers that serve as educational embassies. The University of Chicago, an AmCham China member company, has one such center, and its Program Coordinator Dennell Reynolds goes into depth about the value of these international offices in the article “Universal Appeal: Academics need to stay at the forefront of any university's global presence.”


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Business Now March 2015

Published: March 2015

Business Now is the official monthly magazine of AmCham China. It reports on the chamber’s members, activities and current issues affecting China. This issue focuses on sports and entertainment, starting with a cover story retelling the saga of how the NBA took the lead in US sports brands in China. Several other players have their eye on the Chinese consumer market, too, though. Read on for more insights from members on the film industry, negotiation tactics and double taxation.


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2015 AmCham China Business Climate Survey

Published: February 2015

This year marks the 17th Annual AmCham China Business Climate Survey, and AmCham China has cooperated with Bain & Company to survey a record number of respondents, a total of 525 companies. The 2015 report highlights AmCham member companies’ concerns regarding China’s changing regulatory and policy environment, their perceptions of the ongoing reforms, as well as the daily opportunities and challenges companies face in their operations.


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Business Now January 2015

Published: January 2015

Business Now is the official monthly magazine of AmCham China. It reports on the chamber’s members, activities and current issues affecting China. This issue takes a look at the manufacturing sector. News about manufacturing in China lately has been abysmal – sagging sales, overcapacity, moving to Southeast Asia. But that's not the whole story. There's a significant amount of manufacturers investing in China now more than ever. Find out what's motivating companies like Daimler and John Crane to bet on China's future in this month's cover story. Plus, in this issue's in-depth interview, we hear from AmCham China's scuba-diving, antique-map-collecting chairman. The one and only James Zimmerman discusses his vision for AmCham China in 2015, asserting that AmCham China is “more relevant


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Compliance in China: Addressing Regulatory and Operational Challenges

Published: December 2014

AmCham China has released the last paper in its policy spotlight series. This report consists of a collection of comments from our members regarding the challenges of complying with relevant laws and regulations when operating in China. It is intended to provide input of both a policy and practical nature to the broader community and to identify specific challenges in regard to compliance for both the Chinese and US governments. AmCham China understands the need for our member companies to abide by the established laws of both governments, and to comply with the relevant laws and regulations in their industries. In this report, we focus on the broader environment for operating in China: issues of rule of law, transparency, and due process, followed by specific issues that are of concern to


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Challenges and Opportunities in China’s Agricultural Sector

Published: December 2014

AmCham China has released its third paper in the Policy Spotlight Series, following the release of similar papers that focused on the service sector and investment. Combined, these papers lay out the expectations AmCham China members have for the much-expected reforms China will need to carry out over the next few years to lift the country to the next stage of development. China has made great progress in reforming its agriculture sector, but great challenges remain in securing a stable supply of affordable food in the future. As food security becomes an increasing global concern, greater international cooperation and trade can help China meet its medium-term goals for food and nutrition security. In this exclusive AmCham China Policy Spotlight Series report entitled “Challenges and O



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