Businesses and policymakers rely on the latest data and information to make timely, informed decisions. Now in its 13th year, AmCham China’s Business Climate Survey takes the measure of the business landscape, as reported by our members engaged in business throughout China, and provides updated information on current conditions and business performance. Survey participants include AmCham China member companies in Beijing and throughout China, including AmCham China Chapter cities of Tianjin, Dalian and Central China (Wuhan).
Results of the annual Business Climate Survey were presented to an audience of members, guests and government officials on March 22, 2011. Some of the more remarkable findings in the survey show that 71 percent of Business Climate Survey respondents believe the licensing process effectively discriminates against foreign companies, with 35 percent saying licensing procedures are growing increasingly difficult. Also of note, 46 percent of respondents believe that indigenous innovation will hurt their business and 70 percent rate China’s enforcement of intellectual property rights as either ineffective or totally ineffective.
In addition to being an informative resource, the data compiled in the Business Climate Survey plays a critical role in AmCham China’s annual White Paper on the State of American Business in China, which will be published in late April 2011.