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China has adopted a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to disability in the workplace – incentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training and retaining employees with disabilities.(China Center Publications, December 2018)
Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.(Key Business Issues, December 2018)
Window On China's Economy in Times of Trade Turbulence
November 28, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]
The economic growth outlook for China shows a continued path of what may be called its “Long Soft Fall.” But the growth slowdown for 2019 looks bigger than in previous years. Join our panel of economic and business experts to learn to what extent the current trade dispute between the US and China is hurting China’s economy.
Window On the US Midterm Elections
November 07, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]
Join us for a special Window On webcast as our panelists discuss their predictions about the impact of the midterm elections on business and the economy and how leaders should respond.
Differing expectations for CSR engagement and communication: the Chinese public vs. the American public
What drives the public’s evaluations and expectations of corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication in a global environment? Although companies have embraced CSR has a key business strategy, globalization has introduced new challenges for public relations practitioners seeking to engage audiences on a global level. (China Center Blog, August 2018)
China’s new pollution tax – a breath of fresh air for MNCs, but with important risks to monitor
China’s new Environmental Protection Tax Law (EPT Law) came into effect on January 1. It replaces the old Pollutant Discharge Fees System. Taxation could increase, as more headroom for localities allows to set higher tax rates. Some leveling of the playing field is possible, as non-compliance and tax evasion are addressed. Supply chain costs may be impacted. (China Center Blog, July 2018)
All Signs Point to Much Stronger Environmental Protection in China
Last winter’s air pollution control plan in the larger Beijing area was unprecedented both in scale and intensity. The action plan was part of a much broader, central government-led effort to tackle China’s pervasive air pollution problem and significantly ramp up environmental protection efforts in general. It is highly unlikely at this point that the government will backtrack on this issue, given the long-term economic and political ramifications of doing so. (China Center Blog, June 2018)