There are indications that Chinese officials may provide incentives for start-up companies doing business in their country. This is certainly true in the tech industry.
Trade disagreements between China and the U.S. seem to center on intellectual property issues. The U.S. and a number of European countries maintain theft of intellectual property at the hands of Chinese businesses and officials is continually occurring. For this reason, many companies are reluctant to do business there.
There’s been a great deal of talk concerning cybersecurity rules recently issued by Chinese officials. These rules greatly concern American businesses who wish to avoid the surrendering of trade secret information and other confidential materials.
Even after completion of the current trade deal with China, concern over intellectual property will continue. Because of the complexities of this issue, the current trade deal will not end potential IP theft.
If you are now conducting business in China or plan to do so soon, you will run across a phenomenon called “China speed.” It refers to the lightning-like speed with which technological change can happen in the Communist country. Especially with phones, a new model can be introduced, be dominant and then be technologically obsolete within nine months, experts say.