2011 China Business Climate Survey

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.

2011 Business Climate Survey
Full report and analysis of the business climate based on input from AmCham China members throughout China.
Webinar: 2011 Survey
View a presentation of the survey results given by Greg Gilligan, AmCham China Vice Chair. (11:39 minutes)
Business Now Article
Read about the survey in an article from AmCham China’s monthly magazine that includes analysis from AmCham China and insights from China experts. From the upcoming April 2011 issue of Business Now. Get your copy in early April.
News Release (English and Chinese)
“Read All About It!” News release distributed to key reporters and media outlets in China as well as the US.
Expert Panel
Listen to a panel of experts discuss the findings of the 2011 Business Climate Survey.
Photo Gallery
See images of AmCham China members and speakers at the survey launch event on March 22, 2011.
2011 White Paper
Read AmCham China’s 2011 American Business in China White Paper, which includes the results of the 2011 Business Climate Survey.